Tri-Color Cookies - Fourth of July, Christmas, Easter - colored stripes to match the holiday!

Tri-Color Cookies
(Refrigerator Cookies)

1/2 c. butter or shortening
1 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. double-acting
baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Measure sifted dry ingredients. Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Divide dough into 3 chunks. For the Fourth of July; Color 1 chunk red, another chunk blue. For Christmas use red and green. Easter could be yellow and light green, etc. Mix food coloring thoroughly into dough. Stick all 3 chunks together and make 1 big ball. Roll the ball between your hands until it makes a long sausage, 7 1/2-inches long and 2-inches around. Wrap the roll of dough in waxed paper, foil or plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Slice dough about 1/4-inch thick. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.

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