Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Candy Cane Cookies 2 Versions

Version 1
(this one Mom made me as a child! Brings back memories just thinking about it!)
Mix 1 cup shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Sift and stir 2 1/2 cups flour (This recipe does not do well with whole wheat!)
1 tsp. salt
 Divide dough 1/2 and color one 1/2 red.

 Shape into canes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies on top if desired. (Mom never did this!)

Version 2 a peppermint flavored variety
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. Peppermint extract
1 egg
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (This recipe does NOT work well with Whole wheat, even the white hard)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. Salt

Mix dough. And divide evenly. Make one batch red with food coloring. Take one ball of red, one of white and roll into snakes, then twist into candy cane shapes. Put on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 12 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. MySmokyMtnHomeschoolDecember 20, 2006 at 5:02 PM

    Thanks for sharing. I added you to the blogroll.

    I love your quilts. They are beautiful!


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