No, I haven't finished all of my baking - but these are pictures I had on file from last year. I thought I'd share my four favorite cookie recipes for Christmas with you. I know everyone has traditional cookies they love, but just thought it might be fun! Here's the first one:
Candy Cane Cookies:
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. peppermint extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. red food coloring
Cream together butter, shortening, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Add extracts. Gradually stir in flour. Divide dough in half. Add food coloring to one half and mix well. Wrap each half in waxed paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour (or you can freeze the dough at this point). Preheat oven to 375. Roll cookies to long ropes twisting together one of each color to form the candy cane shape. Bake 9-10 minutes.
If desired, brush with egg white and sprinkle with crushed candy cane.
Thanks, Jenn, for a great giveaway!!