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
3 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups flour
2 teaspoon salt
red food coloring
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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