I was thinking of making this since last X Mas ...but haa...its too late!! This one like any other cookies is so easy to make & kids would defenitely love this shape and color combo...so moms,,wat are u waiting for?? Give it a try..
Butter (2 sticks) 1 cup, softened
Sugar 1 cup
Vanilla Essence 1 1/2tsp
Almond Essence 1/2 tsp
All purpose flour (Maida)3 cups
Red icing color
White sparkling sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 375F/190 degrees.. (170C in ma oven)
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts.
Add Flour, 1cup at a time to butter mixture, mixing well after each addition. If dough becomes too stiff, add water, a teaspoon at a time. Do not chill dough.
Divide dough into 2 balls. Tint one ball of dough with icing color. Clean your palms thoroughly.
Pinch off a 1 inch ball of each color dough. On flat surface, roll ball into 3 inch long strips. Place red and white strips side by side; roll them together until the two colors have wrapped around one another and are twister togeter . Roll smoothly so that both colored strips merge nicely.Curve the strip at the top to the shape of a candy cane and place on ungreased cookie sheet; sprinkle with sparkling sugar(optional) and gently press into dough.
Bake 8-10 mts or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on sheet 2 minutes;remove to cooling grid and cool completely.
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