Candy Cane Cookies

No matter how crazy things get I always make time to bake cookies around Christmas. And this year has been no exception. For me Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without cookies. I have 5 standard cookie varieties I make and every year I try new ones to add. This year I am working on three different kinds of gingerbread varieties. But these are one of my die hard standards that I always lean on to start the festive season. These were one of the traditional cookies that my mom made every year. They are a fun ones to make with kids as long as you don’t mind them not turning out perfect. I have wonderful memories of trying to carefully roll the two coloured dough balls together to form a candy cane.

Candy Cane Cookies

2270g (1 c.) butter
125g (1 c.) sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
310g (2 1/2 c.) sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp peppermint extract
1/2-1 tsp red food colouring (depends on how dark you want the red)

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