There's no mistaking these festively shaped cookies. Decorated with red and green food coloring, these kid-favorites will brighten up your holiday table.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
chill:
1 hr
bake:
12 mins at 350°
Yield:
2-1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, combine flour and salt.

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  • In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and egg yolk until smooth. Beat in vanilla; stir in flour mixture. Flatten dough into a disk; Refrigerate 1 hour.

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  • Roll 2 teaspoons dough into 6-inch rope. Transfer to nonstick baking sheet; curve into candy cane shape. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes. Cool on pan 1 minute, then carefully transfer to rack with a thin metal spatula.

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  • Prepare Royal Icing. Remove 1/2 cup thicker icing to a small bowl and tint red; remove 1/2 cup thicker icing to a small bowl and tint green. Use a small clean brush to "paint" thinned white icing over cookies. Let dry. Transfer colored icings to two pastry bags fitted with small round tips. Pipe lines on cookies; let dry.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; total fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 16g.
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