Candy Cane Cookies
½ cup margarine, softened
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
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.