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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Candy Cane Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Blend together thoroughly:

1 cup soft shortening (2 sticks margarine)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp peppermint extract (or almond extract if you don't want the minty flavor)
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt

After this is blended, divide the dough in half, in one half, add a few drops of red food coloring until mixture is bright red. Then take some plain dough and make into a round strip, then take some red dough and do the same, then plat the dough together and form into a cane. Bake at 375 degrees until brown.

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