Are you looking for Christmas recipes for kids? This Fantasy Christmas Canes recipe was sent in by Mykidstime parent Aileen R, and are a Canadian tradition. You are guaranteed to fall in love with these!
“All the guests (young and not so young lol!!) fell in love with these wonderland canes that a Canadian friend once brought to a kids’ party. So I bribed her for the recipe…here it is – a Canadian tradition hence the measurements in “cups”! Unlike their candy cousins, these canes just melt in your mouth!!! Bon appétit!” – Aileen R
Preparation time: approx 20 min (the more times you make them the quicker you get!!)
Ingredients ( for 30-40 canes depending on size):
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup softened margarine or vegetable fat
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon almond essence
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- red and green food colouring
- Mix the butter, margarine and sieved icing sugar together in a large bowl
- Add the egg and essence
- Add the sieved flour and salt and mix well
- Divide the mixture in half leaving one 1/2 in the original bowl, then put 2 quarters in 2 separate bowls. Add the red colouring to one 1/4 and the green to the other. Knead all 3 doughs.
- With a teaspoon, scoop out balls of dough, roll in between your (floury!) palms and place on a tray lined with greaseproof paper. The balls should be roughly the size of a walnut. Ideally you should have the same amount of “white” balls as the coloured ones together (i.e. 20 white,10 red,10 green)
- Cover with cling film or aluminium foil and place in fridge for about an hour. (Or in the back yard for a few minutes in these temperatures!!)
- On a floured surface, roll out the balls into “snakes” roughly the length of a teaspoon, put a white and a red side by side and roll them together, do the same with the white and green. Curve one end to make a cane shape. Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
- Bake in the middle of the oven at 190°c for 7-9 mins (chain yourself to the oven door!!) depending on their size. Take out when the edges begin to colour.
- Leave to cool completely on tray (RESIST!!) to prevent them breaking.
Related : Lots more ideas in 15 Easy Christmas Recipes
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