Wednesday, December 16, 2009

9 Days 'til Christmas

9 Days 'til Christmas
Another cookie recipe today

Candy Cane Cookies
1 cup softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup crushed candy canes (do this in the food processor-it's loud, but fast; also, the small ones work best)
3 Tbsp granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 375°

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and the extracts and beat until well blended. Gradually add the flour and salt. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Coat two baking sheets with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper. In a shallow bowl, combine the candy canes and the granulated sugar and mix well. Shape the chilled dough into 1-inch balls then roll each in the candy cane mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned. Immediately remove from the baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

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