here's an idea for using up leftover candy canes:

2 T. cream cheese
1 t. milk
1/2 C. powdered sugar
2 T. finely crushed peppermint candies
1 drop red food coloring
1 C. butter
1/2 C. powdered sugar
2 1/3 C. flour
1 t. vanilla
Combine cream cheese and milk. Add 1/2 C. powdered sugar slowly. Stir in 2 T. crushed peppermint candy & food coloring, set aside for filling.

Cream butter and 1/2 C. powdered sugar. Mix in vanilla, then flour. Knead dough into balls, make a deep well in center of each ball. Fill with 1/4 t. of filling, shape a scant 1/4 t. of dough into a flat round, lay on top of filling; press gently to seal.


Place on ungreased cookie sheet, bake 350 F for 12 minutes.
Roll cookies while warm in a mixture of:
1/4 C. powdered sugar
6 T. finely crushed peppermint candies