Prep Time:
30 min

Cook Time:
8 Min

Servings:
4 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

Prep Time:
30 min

Cook Time:
8 Min

Servings:
4 Servings

Difficulty:
Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 C. sugar
  • 1 C. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 C. light corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red food coloring
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. COMBINE sugar and shortening; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, corn syrup and vanilla; beat until well blended and fluffy.
  2. COMBINE 3 C. flour, Clabber Girl® Baking Powder, Clabber Girl® Baking Soda and salt; gradually add to shortening mixture at low speed. Mix until well blended.
  3. DIVIDE dough in half. Add red food coloring and peppermint extract to one half. Wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  4. HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  5. ROLL 1 rounded teaspoonful of plain dough into a 6-inch rope on a lightly floured surface. Repeat, using 1 teaspoonful red dough. Place ropes side by side; twist together gently. Pinch ends to seal. Curve one end into the “hook” of a candy cane.
  6. TRANSFER to ungreased baking sheet with large spatula. Repeat with remaining dough. Place cookies 2 inches apart.
  7. BAKE 7 to 9 minutes, or until just lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving size
(1 cookie)

  • Calories 100
  • Calories from Fat40g
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 13g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet