I think these are Santa’s favorite.  I have been leaving them out for him since I was big enough to love Christmas (at a very young age, in fact).  These cookies are not only cute (Betty Crocker calls them “gay candy canes”) they are a perfect mixture of light vanilla butter cookie and marzipan flavor. While making them I discovered why people have children: to do the manual labor of making dozens of cute cookies (I’m on to you Mom…)  But because I love to post here, I did it all myself (wipes forehead), so you could have the recipe AND the pictures.  Do find some children to help you, since this is so much fun. After making these, and the chocolate pudding pie, I…