Christmas Cookies 2010

The kids made sugar cookies for teachers and other special people for Christmas gifts this year!  Although the cookie cutters were fun because you had to use so many tools, the candy cane cookies were a HIT!  And they were ten times easier too!  Simply use your basic sugar cookie dough, divide it in half (or thirds if you want to do green canes too), and add red food coloring to half the dough.  Then roll into "snakes" like you do with playdoh.  Grab one white snake and one red snake, and twirl them around each other.  Bend the top to form a "cane" shape, and Viola!  Candy Cane Cookies!