Joined: 23 Apr 2007
|Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:18 pm Post subject: Candy Cane Cookies
Candy Cane Cookies
2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies
2 tablespoons sugar
Chocolate-Nut Fingers -- (see recipe)
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon red food color
Heat oven to 375º. Mix candies and sugar; reserve. Prepare dough for Chocolate-Nut Fingers-except substitute peppermint extract for the almond extract. Divide dough in half. Tint one half with food color. For each cookie, shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope side by side; press together lightly and twist. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, and curve one end of cookie to form handle of cane.
Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set and very light brown. Immediately sprinkle reserved sugar mixture over cookies. Remove from cookie sheet.
Cool on wire rack.