Candy Cane Cookies

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Candy Cane Cookies

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Candy cane cookies

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Recipe Data

20
Servings
55min
Prep
1hr11min
Total

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    Description

    You can even use this same technique with store-bought sugar cookie dough. Just mix half the dough with red food coloring (or a tablespoon of beet puree).

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 20
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    ½ c.Hy-Vee shortening
    ½ c.Hy-Vee butter, softened
    1 c.Hy-Vee powdered sugar
    1Hy-Vee large egg
    1 tsp.almond extract or 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
    1 tsp.Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    2 ½ c.Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    1 tsp.Hy-Vee salt
    Red food coloring

    Directions

    1. In a large mixing bowl beat together shortening and butter. Beat in powdered sugar, egg and extracts.
    2. Combine flour and salt; beat into butter mixture until combined. Divide dough in half. Add enough red food coloring to one-half of dough to reach desired color; stir to evenly distribute color. To make shaping easier, chill dough 30 minutes.
    3. Using 1 tablespoon of dough for each rope, roll dough on a lightly floured surface using fingers in a gentle back-and-forth motion, forming a 4-inch-long smooth rope. There should be an equal number of plain and red ropes. Place a rope of each color side-by-side; press together lightly and gently twist. Arrange about 1-1/2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet, curving one end into a cane.
    4. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven about 8 minutes or until cookies are firm to the touch (not brown). Cool for 1 minute before transferring cookies to wire rack to cool completely. (Note: Cookies break easily at the curve so take extra care in handling them.) Store in a tightly covered container, using waxed paper between layers.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    170 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 20mg
    • Sodium: 120mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
    • Protein: 2g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 4%
    0%
    Vitamin C 0%
    0%
    Iron 4%
    0%
    Calcium 0%

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    Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2012