Candy Cane Cookies


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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Festive candy cane shaped cookies made with flour, eggs, butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all purpose flour, butter, confectioners' sugar, eggs, red food coloring, shortening
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar sifted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix well the shortening and butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt and add to shortening mixture. Divide dough in half.
  • Blend red food coloring into one half. Roll 1 teaspoon of the red dough and 1 teaspoon of the white dough on lightly floured board into 4 inch strips. Place strips side by side and press lightly together and twist like a rope. Curve top of rope down to look like the handle of a candy cane.
  • Bake 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove while still warm. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup crushed peppermint stick candy and 1/2 cup sugar (optional).

Notes

Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Candy Cane Cookies
Serving Size
 
1 each
Amount per Serving
Calories
285
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
36
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
268
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
37
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
30
g
10
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
259
mcg
29
%
Calcium
 
9
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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