‘Tis the season to be a jolly baker!
Yes, even if you’re not oven-inclined, now is definitely the time to try your hand at baking, while everyone is in the spirit… and quite forgiving!
But here’s a sure-proof recipe that not only is hard to mess up, it’s a delicious addition to your morning coffee or tea or evening hot chocolate.
These cookies are guaranteed to make anyone smile!
PEPPERMINT CANDY CANE COOKIES
2/3 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in candy.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yields: 3-1/2 dozen.