Thursday, October 22, 2015

Candy Cane cookies

I have a couple of variations on the great cookie.  This cookie brings many great memories.  I remember making these for the first time in a home economics class.  Learned to make some great food in that little class room.  This class just reinforced my love of cooking, which began with my Grandmother and Mom.  Many thanks and love to them!

1/2 batch of basic cookie dough:
10 drops of red food coloring
2 small candy canes crushed  (optional, but what a great taste)

Preheat oven 375

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Divide dough in half and add food coloring to one of the half's.  Kneed dough making sure to evenly work in the food coloring.

Roll small pieces of red dough into 5 inch ropes about the thickness of a pencil, and do the same with the white dough.

Twist the strands of dough together like a braid, and pinch each end and bend them to form candy canes.

Place on baking sheet and bake about 6 minutes. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.  Bake for 2 minutes or until golden, but not brown. Cool on rack.  Makes about two dozen.  Your home will have a peppermint candy aroma! 

No comments:

Post a Comment