Candy Cane Slices

Author: Canadian Living

This family favourite from Diane Zajac of Peterborough, Ont., has appeared on her Christmas table for about 20 years.

  • Portion size 25 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup red currant jelly
Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg yolk and almond extract. Stir in flour and salt to make soft dough. Shape into disc; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Divide into quarters. Shape each into 6-inch (15 cm) long log.

In shallow dish, beat egg white until foamy. Place pecans in separate shallow dish. Roll each log in egg white then in pecans to coat. Place on parchment paper-lined rimless baking sheet. With handle of wooden spoon, press deep trench lengthwise down centre of each roll. Spoon generous 1 tbsp (15 mL) jelly into each trench.
                  
Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and firm and jelly bubbles along edges. Let cool on pan on rack.

Glaze: In small bowl, stir icing sugar with lemon juice until smooth; drizzle over rolls. With serrated knife, cut rolls on diagonal into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick slices. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 53 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 108.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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