Friday, October 24, 2008

Recipe # 10: Candy Cane Puffs

These cute little cookies are kind of a Cookie Bake creation. I believe we found the recipe in a book or magazine a few years ago, but we came up with the decorations ourselves, and that's what makes them a repeat for about 3 years running.

Candy Cane Puffs

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup margarine

1 cup powdered sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

6-8 oz white chocolate, melted

1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes (put a couple candy canes in the food processor)

Beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add egg, peppermint and vanilla. Beat well. At low speed, beat in flower. Wrap in plastic and chill for one hour.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on racks.

Brush just the top with melted white chocolate, then dip in crushed candy canes. Allow to set.

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