Candy Cane Cookies
1 cup shortening/butter mixed
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2  cups flour
1/2 cup peppermint candy (crushed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  1. Mix shortening, sugar, egg and flavoring
  2. Mix flour and salt, add to shortening mixture
  3. Divide dough in half
  4. Add red coloring to on half of dough
  5. Using 1 tablespoon of dough, roll into 4 inch strips on floured board
  6. Place one red strip and one white strip side by side
  7. Twist together, and bend like a candy cane
  8. Place cookies on lightly ungreased cookie sheet
  9. Bake at 375 F for 9 minutes
  10. While warm sprinkle with sugar and the peppermint candy
  11. When cooled may be iced.
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