How to Bake Candy Cane Cookies

Makes 4 dozen almond buttery cookies shaped into candy canes. Perfect for Santa!

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How to Bake Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
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1

Heat oven to 375°F

2

Fit a standard mixer with a flat beater. Mix butter, shortening, confectioner's sugar, eggs, almond extract and vanilla extract on medium-low speed. Blend in flour and salt.

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3

Divide dough in half. Place one half in a separate bowl and cover with a cloth to keep moisture. Blend in food coloring to the other half.

4

Take one teaspoon of dough from each half. Roll each into 3-inch ropes, then side by side. Start to fold each over the other, forming one spiraled rope. Curve top down to form handle of candy cane.

5

Complete each cookie one at a time. Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for around 9 minutes or until starting to turn VERY light brown on the white part of the candy cane.

6

After removing from oven Immediately slide parchment paper off baking sheet and sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar. Let cool and Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 Cup Butter (Softened) 
1 Cup Crisco Shortening 
2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar 
2 Eggs 
3 Teaspoons Almond Extract 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 
5 Cups All-purpose Flour 
2 Teaspoons Salt 
Teaspoons Red Food Color 
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