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.
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. powdered sugar
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.