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I have been making Candy Cane Cookies since I was about 5 years old. They are a family favorite. I hope you enjoy this simple recipe! You can frost in a hurry and they still look okay!
1 cup butter or margarine
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp. water
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
Beat butter and vanilla until creamy. Add confectioners sugar gradually. Beat until fluffy. Add water. Sift together flour and salt. Add to the creamed mixture, mixing thoroughly. Stir in oats until blended. Dough will be quite stiff. Shape dough into canes. ( I take about a 1 1/2 inch ball and roll by hand.)
Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 min. The bottom of cane should be lightly browned. Let cool thoroughly. Then frost with a confectioners frosting. You can dip the canes in white frosting then let dry before you stripe them with red frosting. Let them dry on a bakers rack with foil underneath to catch the drips of frosting.
It will make about 2 dozen cookies depending on the size you make the canes.