Thursday, December 23, 2010

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen.

Not gonna lie... these were more work than I thought!
Source: Taste of Home magazine

1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
4 T. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. peppermint extract
1 t. red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cookie dough, flour, and extract until smooth. Divide dough in half; mix food coloring into one portion. Shape 1 teaspoon of white dough into a 6" rope. Shape 1 teaspoon of red dough into a 6" rope. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist.

Place on an ungreased baking sheet; curve one end of cookie to form handle of cane.

Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies 2" apart on baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing to wire racks.

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