Monday, December 16, 2013

Candy Cane Cookies

'Tis the season for me to finish up my holiday baking.  Here's one of the cookies I made for gift giving.

Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tbsp crushed candy canes

Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla.  Gradually mix in flour and cornstarch.  Fold in crushed candy canes and cover the bowl and put in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Remove and roll into 1" balls as the oven is heating to 350°.  Bake for 9 minutes.  Remove and let cool.

Icing ~

1/4 cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix all the icing ingredients together and frost the cookies.  Top with crushed candy canes.  Keep cookies chilled.