Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Favorite Christmas Foods

Every December we make Candy Cane cookies. When my children were younger, they knew the season was in full swing when we spent the day making our own candy cane edibles.

We divide a regular sugar cookie recipe into two bowls and add red food coloring and peppermint extract to one bowl. Each child makes 6 inch ropes of dough. Then a red and white rope are twisted together to form a candy cane shape. Crushed candy cane pieces may be sprinkled over the surface before baking.


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6 comments:

Kathryn said...

Great post! I have always wanted to make those candy cane cookies!! Someday... lol. :)

steph said...

This one is a keeper! I'm going to add this one to my recipe box:) Love your blog! It's beautiful!

Jessica said...

THese look way too good to eat!!!
Thank you for sharing!

Chelle said...

I've never heard of them being made that way with peppermint, or maybe just never full read the recipe. Will be making these this coming week.

K.M. Weiland said...

Oooh, yummy! Those cookies look absolutely scrumptious. This is *not* helping my sweet tooth, you do realize that? :p

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

These look fun, Casey.