Candy Cane Cookies

by Marcia
(Saint Cloud, MN)

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies are easy to make and fun to eat!

* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup powdered sugar
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* Red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the butter, shortening and both sugars. Beat in the milk, egg and extracts. Gradually add the flour and salt.

Divide the dough into two halves. Tint one half of the dough red with food coloring. Wrap both halves in plastic wrap and refrigerator for one hour.

Measure a heaping tablespoon of each color dough. Roll each color into a three inch rope. (Wet your hands to prevent the dough from sticking.) Gently press the ropes together and twist into the candy cane shape.

Place each cookie on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for five minutes and then rotate the baking sheet and bake for another five minutes. Cool for two minutes and transfer to a wire rack.

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