|Candy cane cookies made with stone ground flour and natural food colouring are festive and delicious.|
I still remember the first time mom arrived home with jumbo candy canes. As fat around as a garden hose they were the stuff of our dreams, like something out of The Land of Sweets. I doubt they were all eaten up -- the idea of eating them was what held such appeal.
That’s the thing about old-fashioned Christmas candy. Like barley toys and ribbon candy, it looks so magical and festive but doesn’t get eaten until all of the chocolates are gone.