*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                           Candy Cane Cookies   
 
 Recipe By     : MR FOOD
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Christmas
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           butter -- softened
    1      cup           confectioners' sugar
    1                    egg
      1/2  teaspoon      peppermint extract
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla extract
    2 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    1      cup           finely crushed candy canes
    3      tablespoons   granulated sugar
 
 Preheat the oven to 375F. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on
 medium speed, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and
 fluffy. Add the egg and the peppermint and vanilla extracts and beat until
 well blended. Gradually add the flour and salt; mix well. Cover the bowl
 tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Coat two baking sheets with
 nonstick cooking spray. In a shallow bowl, combine the crushed candy canes
 and the granulated sugar; mix well. Shape the chilled dough into 1-inch
 balls then roll each ball in the candy cane mixture; place on the baking
 sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned. Immediately remove
 from the baking sheets and place on wire racks to cool.
 
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