(adapted from Allrecipes.com)
1 cup butter
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red food coloring
1/2 cup peppermint candy canes, crushed
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla and peppermint extract. Combine flour and salt; stir into the creamed butter mixture until well blended. Divide dough in half. Mix red food coloring into one half of dough. Chill.
Preheat oven to 375F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (or grease). Roll a small amount of each dough into a 2-inch long worm. Roll them together in a twisted rope and curve the end like a cane. Place onto cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. When cookies come out of oven, sprinkle with crushed up candycanes. Let cool.
Makes about 3 dozen.
NOTE: I like to make two batches -- one batch white and the other red. This makes enough cookies for us.