Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

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Hope you all are enjoying your family, friends, and good food!

I have one last festive cookie to share for the Christmas season.

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Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies

48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup red-hot candies, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Mix red-hots and cinnamon into one half; tint with food coloring if desired.
  • Shape 1-1/2 teaspoons plain dough into a 4-1/2-in. rope. Shape 1-1/2 teaspoons red dough into a 4-1/2-in. rope. On an ungreased baking sheet, place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist. Curve top of each cookie down to form handle of cane. Repeat with remaining plain and red dough, placing 2 in. apart on baking sheets. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.

12 comments:

Kelsey said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Chef Dennis said...

heres wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!
Dennis

Paige Gould said...

Merry Christmas From the Goulds in Vermont :) getting a foot of snow right now :\

laurie said...

I'll have to save this recipe to try next Christmas!

Juliet said...

Hey there. Just wanted to stop by and wish you happy holidays as well! :) Love the hats by the way. Adorable.

Jen said...

That cookie recipe looks so good!! I'm printing it off dear!!

Happy Monday!

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Erica said...

Such a freaking cute pic of your family! My FIL would love those cookies. His a cinnamon fanatic. hope you guys had an incredible Christmas

Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon said...

Adorable picture! Thanks for sharing another cookie recipe--I looked forward to each of your cookie posts this holiday season :)

Have a great Monday!

Lee Hersh said...

These cookies look fun...I will have to try them next year. So sad its all over :( Merry X-Mas and happy holidays!!

Krista said...

Great cookies!!! Hope you had a very Merru Christmas!!!!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Love the picture and that cookie recipe is absolutely amazing!

xo

Val said...

These look so cute!!! Great blog.