Monday, December 20, 2010

25 days of cookies {Cookie #19}: Candy Cane Cookies

These are my brother's favorite.  My grandma used to tell us to eat them slowly because they were so tedious to make.  My mom made these with Samuel yesterday while Chris and I escaped for a quiet night away at a hotel here in Fort Worth.  I am returning from 24 hours filled with silence and non-kid friendly places.  I watched tv in bed this morning, spent some time writing our Christmas letter, checked out of the hotel and then enjoyed lunch with Chris.  It was a great Christmas present, Mom & Dad.  Thanks for keeping the kids so we could enjoy some time away!  And for making my cookies for today.

This is the favorite part of being the helper.


Twisting the red and white together.


Anticipation.





The finished product.

Candy Cane Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp almond flavoring
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red food coloring

Mix together butter and powdered sugar.  Add egg, almond flavoring and vanilla.  Add flour and salt.  Divide dough in half and put red food coloring in one of the halves.  Take 1 tsp dough of each color and roll on counter until about 4 inches long.  Then put the two colors side by side and twist them together.  Shape them like a candy cane.  Bake at 375 for 9 minutes or until lightly brown.  Dust with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

Melissa Miller said...

Oh, these will always remind me of Grandma Bademan. I remember her always helping us twist them into a Candy Cane shape because we would get frustrated trying to do it ourselves- she was the best at 'twisting' :) How cool you are doing this with the boys! Miss you guys, and hope to see you all again someday soon!