Candy Cane Cookies–Saturday Snapshots

These candy cane cookies have always been my favorite cookie.  I love them.  They are very mild tasting.  I just love them. 

They are orignally from my mom’s Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.  That book has been so used and loved that pages are falling out, are taped together and all over.  Maybe your family would like them too.

I always double the recipe!  Here is the size batch I make:

1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups flour
2 teaspoon salt
red food coloring

optional–
granulated sugar
crushed candy canes

Heat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.  Mix together butter, shortening, confectioners sugar, vanilla and almond extract.  Blend in dry ingredients.  Divide dough in half.  Color one have red, using enough for desired shade of red.

Shape 1 teaspoon dough from each color into separate ropes, twist together into candy cane shape.  Complete cookies one at a time, place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 9 minutes or until set and lightly brown, very lightly brown.  sprinkle with sugar and candy cane mixture

Should make 8 dozen cookies, but never does 🙂

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5 Responses to Candy Cane Cookies–Saturday Snapshots

  1. Melanie @ SpareTimeBaker

    I love candy cane cookies!!! They are ones my mom always made when I was growing up. I will have to make these soon. Looks like your girls had FUN!!

  2. They sure did, Caitlyn said "I love baking with you!" My mom and I always made them too. It's cool to be passing those things on to the girls!

  3. ali @ an ordinary mom

    Candy Cane Cookies have been a favorite of mine since I was little! We made those with my mom every year, along with our other family standards- Paintbrush Cookies, Rosettes, and Lefse!!

    Great pictures of fun times together! Oh, the memories- Cherish them!

  4. Thanks for the recipe, I'll give it a try!

  5. I am so pleased you are doing this with your kids!!!!!

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