Candy Cane Cookies
Just like their confectionary counterparts, these whimsical cookies are flavored with peppermint, and make sweet accompaniment alongside a cup of hot cocoa or tea. Creating their signature shape is easy, but it will take a little practice and a gentle hand. Small portions of dough for each cookie are also essential to keep them from cracking as they bake. If the dough warms up as you work, return it to the refrigerator for 10 minutes. A nicely chilled dough will be easier to shape. We liked the pop of traditional Christmas colors for the cookies, but other festive holiday hues like light blue or pink would also work nicely.