Candy Cane Cookies
Contributed by Diane S.

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely crushed candy cane mixed with 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Mix the first six ingredients. Split dough into equal portions.
Color one portion of the dough red with the food coloring.
Refrigerate the dough long enough to be able to easily work with it.
Break off one piece (approx. one teaspoon of each color) and roll by hand
into four to five inch tubes.
Twist the two pieces together and bend forming a candy cane.
Sprinkle the top with the candy cane/sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 6-9 minutes.
Be careful when removing from the cookie sheet, they will break easily.
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