Candy Cane Cookies

Oxmoor House
3 dozen


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2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Red food coloring


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, beating well.

Combine flour, soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Divide dough in half; tint one half with red food coloring. Wrap each half in waxed paper; chill 2 hours.

Shape into 6- x 1/4-inch ropes on a lightly floured surface. Place plain ropes and red ropes together, and twist gently. Place on greased cookie sheets, and shape into candy canes. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets, and remove to wire racks. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

Created date

February 2010