Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Cookies - Second Batch

Finished the second batch of Christmas cookies!  These candy cane cookies are my son's particular favorites.  The recipe comes from A Cookbook by Sunset House Auxiliary Toledo, Ohio.

Candy Cane Cookies

½ cup margarine, softened
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ¼ cups flour, sifted
¾ -1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red food coloring

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter, margarine and sugar.  Add egg, almond extract and vanilla.
Sift together flour and salt, and add to creamed mixture.
Divide dough into halves.  Blend red food coloring into one half of dough.  Roll one teaspoon of each color dough into a strip about 4 inches long.  Place strips side by side; press lightly together and twist like rope. 
Place on lightly greased (I spray lightly with cooking spray) cookie sheet and curve one end to form handle of cane.  Bake about 9 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.


  1. yum! those look cute and tasty :)

  2. They are beautiful cookies! - They look and sound delicious also!

  3. Looks delicious and so nice to catch up with your last posts..The tree hunting tradition is lovely .Thanks for commenting on my posts I really appreciate it.

  4. Oh wow it seems I stumbled upon your blog at the most perfect time! I'm baking Christmas cookies with my mom next week and I've been looking for unique recipes. This one is awesome! They look beautiful! :)

  5. These cookies are so cute! I'm going to try your recipe because the recipe I had was totally different and they didn't come out right. Yours are perfect!

  6. I'm going to try out this recipe! My husband has been bugging me to make candy cane cookies and these look like the ones he was talking about!


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