Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies - A homemade candy cane recipe that is simple and delicious! A great family tradition.

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Candy cane cookies are a delicious and festive holiday treat. Simple to make, these cookies will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Red food coloring


  1. Cream shortening, butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add egg and almond extract. Add in flour.
  3. Divide the dough in half and remove one half from the bowl. Blend red food coloring into remaining half.
  4. Roll 1 teaspoon of each color dough on lightly floured surface into a strip 4 inches long. Place strips side by side and press lightly together. Roll and twist into a longer rope.
  5. Place on ungreased baking sheet, curving top down for handle of cane. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes or until lightly brown. Carefully remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool.