Candy cane cookies #2

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Shortening (or margarine)
1 cup Sifted confectioners sugar
1 \N Egg
1½ teaspoon Almond extract
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2½ cup Gold medal wondra flour (cake flour)
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Red food coloring
\N \N Granulated sugar

From: "Mary f (Pud)" <frye@...> Date: 19 Dec 1995 18:22:13 -0700 My Aunt made these and they are one of my favorite Christmas cookies. They are delicate in flavor and usually a real winner.

Preheat oven to 375F. Mix first 5 ingredients together. Sift flour and salt together. Stir ½ of flour mixture into shortening mixture. Work remaining flour into mixture with hands until the dough holds together.

Divide dough in half. Mix ½ of dough with red food coloring. Pinch off a bit of white dough and roll into a long cigarette, pinch off a bit of red dough and roll into a long cigarette. Twist white and red dough together, place on cookie sheet and bend into a candy cane shape. Bake 9 minutes.

Remove from oven and dust with granulated sugar. The first time you make them watch the time as your cookies might be larger or smaller than mine :-).

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