Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Candy Cane Cookies


It's a few days before Christmas and time to pull out the ole' family recipe for Candy Cane Cookies!

Three sisters and our mom gathered to make one of our favorite holiday cookies.  We had a few daughters and granddaughters there to learn the time treasured tradition as well. 

We crafted fat canes, skinny canes, candy cane buttons and sticks.  They were all delightfully delicious.  



Candy Cane Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups flour

Mix ingredients.  Separate dough in half and add red food coloring to half the dough.  Chill in refrigerator for about an hour.  

Make the canes (see pictures).  Bake at 375 degrees for 9 min.  When cookies come out of the oven, place on wire rack (over a cookie sheet to catch excess) and sprinkle with crushed candy cane mixture.  Be generous with your sprinkles. 

Crushed Candy Cane Mixture
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
1/2 cup sugar  

I love this time of year!  Not just for the goodies but for the warm, wonderful memories and just being together again.  
Missed you Jen!


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