Almond Candy Cane Cookies
|Butter/Margarine||1 Cup (16 tbs), softened|
|Confectioners sugar icing||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Almond flavoring||1 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla flavoring||1 Teaspoon|
|Peppermint flavoring||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Red food coloring||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Mix first 6 ingredients together well.
Add flour, baking powder and salt.
Divide dough into 2 equal portions.
Add food coloring to 1 portion.
Roll 1 tsp.
of each color dough into ropes about 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) long.
Lay them side by side.
Pinch ends together.
Twist to form a spiral.
Lay on ungreased baking sheet.
Shape top to form a cane.
Wreaths are easy to make too.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for about 10 minutes until pale gold.
Cool on sheet 2 to 3 minutes then remove.