Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 0 1/2 cup(s) butter 1/2 cup(s) shortening 1 cup(s) sifted powder sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) almond extract 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract 2 1/2 cup(s) sifted flour 1 teaspoon(s) salt 1/2 teaspoon(s) red food coloring

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. Mix well the shortening and butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt and add to shortening mixture. Divide dough in half.

  3. Blend red food coloring into one half. Roll 1 teaspoon of the red dough and 1 teaspoon of the white dough on lightly floured board into 4 inch strips. Place strips side by side and press lightly together and twist like a rope. Curve top of rope down to look like the handle of a candy cane.

  4. Bake 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove while still warm. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup crushed peppermint stick candy and 1/2 cup sugar (optional).


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