Just mix up a quadruple amount of biscuit dough recipe off of your baking powder can but separate half into another bowl and when you add the wet ingredients add red food coloring enough to make the color a dark pink (about a 1/8 teaspoon or so, you can few drops at a time to see what you like) and some peppermint extract to give it a punch (I didn't do this I didn't have any) about a teaspoon.
Then just oil your board or table break off inch pieces and spray your pieces with oil too. Roll back and forth with a fluid motion to create the strands and then roll together to form candy canes or peppermint sticks. The Zkids wanted to help so I gave them their own work space at the kitchen table and we all took off working on our candy canes. I think everyone was in the Christmas spirit and loved the memory making experience. We even had some Christmas music going in the background. They sort of looked like cookies but blended a little better.