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Candy Cane Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup     margarine
1/2 cup     sugar
1/2 cup     powdered sugar
1     egg
1 teaspoon     vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon     peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups     all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon     salt
1/2 teaspoon     red food colouring
1/2 cup    crushed peppermint candy canes
1/2 cup     white sugar for decoration

Directions

In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar and powdered sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla and peppermint extracts. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Cover or wrap dough and chill for at least one hour.

Preheat oven to 375? F (190? C). Grease cookie sheets. Divide dough into halves. Colour one half red by mixing in the food colour. Roll a small amount of each dough into a 2-inch-long worm. Roll them together in a twisted rope and curve the end like a cane. Place on prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the crushed candy cane and remaining sugar. Roll hot cookies in the sugar mixture.

Candy Cane Cookies

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