Candy Cane Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup decorator sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Divide dough into fourths. Divide each fourth into fourths, for a total of 16 pieces. Shape each piece into thin 15-inch rope. Cut each into 5 (3-inch) lengths.
  3. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Shape into candy cane shape.
  5. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.
  6. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  7. While cookies are still warm, dip into decorator sugar.

Yield: about 6 dozen

Buttery Pretzel Cookies: Cut rolled out dough ropes into 5-inch lengths. Shape into pretzel shape. Bake as directed. While warm, dip in mixture of 3/4 cup sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon.

Source: Posted by FootsieBear at Recipe Goldmine 8/29/2001 6:52 am.