What about your?
The recipe I offer today is one that Ron's family has shared since they were small children. And so it was on that special "cookie baking Sunday" that we all did our part to make these fun cookies.
Wes, Laura, David and Ron
having a wonderful time baking together.
Burlingame, CA, 1973
Candy Cane Cookies
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
Crushed peppermint candy (optional)
Cream margarine and shortening. Add sugar and egg. Add dry ingredients. Divide dough in half, color half with red food coloring.
Use 1/2 teaspoon of each color, roll and twist colored and uncolored dough then lay the cookie on an ungreased baking sheet, shape like candy cane. Top with crushed peppermint candy if desired.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake 9 minutes or until set and very light brown. Makes 4 dozen.
If you wish you can also use green food coloring and twist the dough into wreaths.
It was such fun baking and watching the little ones eye as they watched the cookies come off the cookie sheet. They were so careful not to break the Candy Cane.
Thanks be to God!
If you have a recipe your family enjoys traditionally every year, please link below so we can all share in the the excitement and try your recipe this year!!