Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen
2 c Butter
1 1/2 c Sugar
4 Egg yolks
2 ts Vanilla
4 1/2 c Unbleached flour
1/2 ts Salt
3 tbs Peppermint candy
Red food coloring
Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and vanilla and mix well. Sift
flour and salt together and beat into butter mixture until well mixed. When
ready, divide dough in half. To one half, add 1/2 ts. red food coloring. Using
about a tablespoon of dough, roll a 4" strip of each color (no fatter than a
pencil). Place the two colored rolls side-by-side and press lightly together.
Gently twist like a rope and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1" apart. Curve
the top like a candy cane and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 F. for about 15
minutes; do not brown.
Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy before cool. Note: Try taking each
tablespoon of cookie dough and roll in hands to form rough cylinder. Then put on
flat surface vertically. Using fingers and palm in same direction, gently roll
left and right until the size of a pencil.