Mix togeth, shortening, powdered sugar, egg and extracts
Sift toether and stir flour and salt.
Divide dough into halves.
Blend into one half the red food coloring
Roll 1 teaspoon each color dough into a strip about 4 inches long. Place strips side by side, press lightly together and twist like a rope. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Carve top down to form handle of cane. Bake about 9 minus (or until lightly browned) in quick moderate oven (375º). Remove with spatula from cooky sheet while warm and sprinkle with a mixture of 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy and 1/2 cup sugar. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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