Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • red and green food coloring


  • Cream together butter and shortening. Add confectioners sugar, egg, and extracts.
  • Blend flour and salt. Add the flour mixture and blend on low spread until incorporated.
  • Divide dough into 3 sections and mix red food coloring into one, green into another, and leave one plain.
  • Wrap dough separately in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Flour rolling board. Using fingers, roll a pinch of two different color doughs into long ropes. Twist ropes together and hook one end to form a candy cane. Transfer to cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or just golden.