Candy Cane Shaped Cookies

Candy Cane Shaped Cookies

Just in time for the holidays, we've got Candy Cane-Shaped Cookies! Liberal douses of red food coloring makes these cookies as beautifully colored as a Red Velvet Cake.

Cooking Time9 min


  • 1 cup shortening (or margarine)
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups gold medal wondra flour (cake flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • red food coloring, to taste
  • granulated sugar, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix first 5 ingredients together.
  2. Sift flour and salt together. Stir 1/2 of flour mixture into shortening mixture.
  3. Work remaining flour into mixture with hands until the dough holds together. Divide dough in half. Mix 1/2 of dough with red food coloring.
  4. Pinch off a bit of white dough and roll into a long cigarette, pinch off a bit of red dough and roll into a long cigarette.
  5. Twist white and red dough together, place on cookie sheet and bend into a candy cane shape.
  6. Bake 9 minutes or until light golden. Remove from oven and dust with granulated sugar.

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