Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

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Perfect for holiday time, these cookies look gorgeous on a platter! Pick a time to do these cookies when you're feeling creative and have patience. It's fun and they are yummy! The end product is worth the trouble.

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Serving Size / Yield

20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 C. butter
  • 1 1/2 C. sugar
  • 4 single egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 1/2 C. unbleached flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbs. peppermint candy
  • 1 red food coloring

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Directions

Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and vanilla and mix well. Sift flour and salt together and beat into butter mixture until well mixed. When ready, divide dough in half. To one half, add 1/2 tsp. red food coloring. Using about a Tbs. of dough, roll a 4" strip of each color (no fatter than a pencil). Place the two colored rolls side-by-side and press lightly together. Gently twist like a rope and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1" apart. Curve the top like a candy cane and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes; do not brown. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy before cool.

Yield: 20-30 medium cookies

Note: It is easier to take each Tbs. of cookie dough and roll in hands to form rough cylinder. Then put on flat surface vertically. Using fingers and palm in same direction, gently roll left and right until the size of a pencil.

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