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C Is For Crayon Cookies

 C  Is For Crayon Cookies
On a school party platter or in a lunch sack, these creative treats are sure to "draw" attention! The mild lemon confections get their colorful look from simple tinted frosting.
21 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Red, green and blue gel food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the lemon peel and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and
  • salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Shape dough
  • into a 5-1/2-in. x 2-1/2-in. x 2-in. rectangle. Wrap in plastic
  • wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices; cut each slice lengthwise
  • into thirds. Cut one end of each rectangle to form a point. Place 2
  • in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10
  • minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Place 1/4 cup frosting in a small bowl; tint red. Repeat with green
  • and blue food coloring. With the remaining white frosting, frost
  • center of each cookie.
  • Cut the corner off a pastry or plastic bag; insert round tip #2. Fill

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C Is For Crayon Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • bag with red frosting. On a third of the cookies, pipe red lines
  • around edge of white frosting. Pipe "Red" in the middle. Frost
  • pointed end of cookie. Repeat with green and blue frosting and
  • remaining cookies. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 213 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.