Candy Cane Cookies
- By: Brodie Coffin
1 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red food colouring
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy canes
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar and powdered sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla and peppermint extracts. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Cover or wrap dough and chill for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 375? F (190? C). Grease cookie sheets. Divide dough into halves. Colour one half red by mixing in the food colour. Roll a small amount of each dough into a 2-inch-long worm. Roll them together in a twisted rope and curve the end like a cane. Place on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the crushed candy cane and remaining sugar. Roll hot cookies in the sugar mixture.