Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
red food coloring
1/2 cup granulated sugar for decoration
Cream together the butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and confectioners sugar.
Beat in the egg, vanilla, and peppermint extracts.
Mix in the flour and salt.
Divide the dough in half; color one half red with the food coloring.
Wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or freeze for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Roll a small amount of each dough into a 3 inch long log.
Roll them together in a twisted rope and curve the end like a cane.
Place on greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Roll the hot cookies in the remaining sugar and place on wire racks to cool completely.