Oh yes!! - I've been baking for Christmas. I try to bake early in the season then freeze all my yummies for later on. I like to bring a box of home made baked goods whenever we go visiting during the holiday season. Four types of cookie are already frosty in my freezer and these are the latest addition.
Candy Cane Shortbread
1 3/4 c. plain flour
1/4 c. cornstarch
1/2 c. softened butter
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup broken candy cane
1.) Mix flour, cornstarch and baking powder together in a bowl and set aside.
2.) In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
3.) Gradually stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Stir in candy cane pieces.
4.) Cover and chill until firm enough to roll.
5.) Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with a fork.
6.) Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.