Thursday, December 24, 2009

Candy Cane Cookies

Note: Little Guy discovered the food coloring when we were working on cookies last week. He has been planning and thinking of ways to use it. I suggested us making this simple cookie using a packaged sugar cookie mix and he was NOT impressed. Luckily, he seemed thrilled with the finished results. This is a lot of fun to do with your kids because they love rolling the "snakes".

Candy Cane Cookies

2 sugar cookie mixes
red food coloring

Prepare each sugar cookie mix in a separate bowl. Leave one bowl plain and color the other bowl with red food coloring. Once you have fully incorporated the red food coloring into your cookie mix. Cover both bowls with wrap and put into the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.

To prepare candy canes: Take bowls out of the refrigerator, pull off about a teaspoon of dough from each bowl. Roll them into "snakes". Wrap them around each other. Lightly sprinkle with sugar (we used red sugar and it turned out pretty). Curve to make the candy cane shape and place on a well greased baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. You want the bottom edges to be golden, but you definitely don't want brown candy canes. Let cool on wire racks.

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