July 02, 2008

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

I'm still in that 'cookie baking' mood I told you about yesterday! Ha. And today looks like it might end up to be rainy or at least cloudy and overcast so perhaps I'll stay in and bake. My oldest daughter is requesting peanut butter cookies. My son insists something 'chocolate' is mandatory. Me? I'm thinking about a 3 color cookie to start (red and blue for Independence Day this Friday) and also some chocolate covered cake balls.

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.

Related products available through Amazon;
Wilton White Sparkling Sugar, Net Wt. 8 oz.
Adams Extract 4 Food Colors ~ Food Coloring ~ Green, Blue, Yellow & Red
 Americolor Powder Food Color, 3gm, Red

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