Asked 12/20/2012 by RSL_218
Answered 12/21/2012 by Betty Kitchen Expert
To Betty Kitchen Expert:
Yes, there is a candy cane cookie that uses almond extract. It is found in the 1963 edition of Betty Crocker's Cooky Book.
CANDY CANE COOKIES
1 cup shortening (half butter or margarine)
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups Gold Medal Flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red food coloring
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Heat oven to 375. Mix shortening, sugar, egg, and flavorings thoroughly. Mix flour and salt; stir into shortening mixture. Divide dough in half. Blend food coloring into one half.
Roll a 4" inch strip (using 1 tsp dough) from each color. For smooth even strips, roll them back and forth on lightly floured board. Place strips side by side, press lightly together and twist like rope. For best results, complete cookies one at a time--if all the dough of one color is shaped first, strips become too dry to twist. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle of cane.
Bake about 9 min., until lightly browned. While still warm, remove from baking sheet with spatula and sprinkle with mixture of candy and sugar. Makes about 4 doz. canes.