Candy Cane Cookies
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 cups soft butter
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- ? red food coloring
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Cream butter and sugar. Stir in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour and salt. Set aside 1/2 of dough. Knead in red food color and peppermint extract. Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
On lightly floured surface, roll balls of dough into 4 inch ropes and make canes by twisting together ropes of white and red dough.
Bake at 375 on ungreased sheets for 10 minutes