Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane cookies are a cookie that my husband grew up with. I think it was one of those recipes that his mom often made during the Christmas season. I made them with her once and I thought they were good. Not anything totally amazing but, good. Well the other day, Jeremiah mentioned that he'd like to have some candy cane cookies so, yesterday Judah and I made some. We had so much fun. I sat him in his highchair with his Christmas bib and he dumped everything into the bowl for me. He says "I'll dump it in!".

While I rolled the dough out to make the cookies, I let Judah have a small amount to play with. We were listening to Chris Tomlin's Christmas music and after the song ended, Judah clapped and said "Good song!". He just cracks me up!

Here they are, right out of the oven. I think they actually turned out pretty cute. They were super easy and I only made half of the recipe so, we don't have too many in our house, waiting to be eaten.
After dinner Judah had one and I think he liked "Christmas Cookies!"
Candy Cane Cookies

Mix together:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. powdered sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
Blend in 2 1/2 c. flour.
Divide dough in half and stir 1/2 tsp. red food coloring into one half.
Shape 1 tsp of each dough into a 4 inch rope. Place a rope of white dough and a rope of red dough side by side, press together lightly and twist. Curve top down to form candy cane shape.
Bake 7-9 min. at 375 and remove from cookie sheet immediately.


  1. Oh my kids would LOVE to make those. They would want to help me roll them into "snakes". We might need to try those next year if we don't get to it this year.

  2. those are so fun!
    Aren't family traditions special.


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