Candy Cane Cookies (Elf Favorite!)

Candy Cane Cookies (Elf Favorite!)

*Today, my mama (Janice) shares her recipe for Candy Cane Cookies and some fun memories from my childhood! ~Christy * *

These are the cookies that Christy remembers us making from her childhood.  I think what she remembers most is the way that I crushed the peppermint candy cane.  I usually bought one of the large peppermint sticks, put it into a double layered plastic bag, went out in the driveway, and ran over it with the car.  I still remember them all standing on the porch watching to let me know if I had hit it or not.  I would run over it backwards and forwards and then get out to check it.  If it needed a little more crushing, I’d keep doing that until it was a fine powder.  Now I realize that I could have just hit it with a hammer but the kids enjoyed it more with the car method.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 and ½ cups unsifted all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon red food coloring
  • Topping
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candy cane
Read the whole recipe on Southern Plate