“I don't know where this one came from but my high school cooking class. This was one of the cookies we made for the Christmas Dinner they had on the last day of school.”
48 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Beat in egg, vanilla and peppermint extract.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Alternately with milk add dry ingredients to creamed butter mixture. 3 dry, 2 milk. Until smooth and pliable.
  5. Divide in 1/2; blend food coloring into 1/2.
  6. Cover and chill for 4 hours or firm.
  7. Cut each into 48 pieces.
  8. With hands, gently roll one piece of each color into 4 inch rope. Place side by side and twist together.
  9. Put on cookie sheet, form a cane.
  10. Bake at 375 F for 12-15 minutes.
  11. Hints: Gently squish the ropes together and onto the cookie sheet, that way they stay together and don't unravel. Since I make 8 dozen each year, I make 2 batches of dough and add the food coloring to the milk of one dough, that way I don't have to over work the dough trying to get the color evenly mixed inches.

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