Candy Cane Holiday Cookies
Post by KD7LBR on Sep 17th, 2002, 2:03pm
Makes about 4 dozen cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 c. finely crushed candy canes
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 375F. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium
speed, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the egg and the peppermint and vanilla extracts and beat until well blended.
Gradually add the flour and salt; mix well. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic
wrap and chill for 1 hour.
Coat two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
In a shallow bowl, combine the crushed candy canes and the granulated sugar; mix
** Shape the chilled dough into 1-inch balls then roll each ball in the candy
cane mixture; place on the baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until
browned. Immediately remove from the baking sheets and place on wire racks to
Note: **These can also just be mixed together, and rolled into a log. Slice &