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Candy Cane Christmas Cookies:

1 Basic Christmas Cookie Recipe Mix
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Red paste food color
1/2 c (2 1/2 oz) crushed peppermint candy
Red edible glitter

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
In large bowl of electric mixer, comibine cookie mix, egg and vanilla. At low speed, beat until mixture forms a dough. Divide dough in half; remove one half from bowl.

With food paste, tint dough in bowl red; add candy. Mix well. On work surface, divide each half dough into 20 equal pieces; working with one piece at a time, roll dough into 8" rope. Place a plain and red rope side by side; press together lightly and twist. Place twist on prepared baking sheet; curve top to form cane. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake cookies 10 to 12 min or until golden. Sprinkle with glitter; transfer to wire rack to cool..

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