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Rainbow Butter Cookies Recipe

Rainbow Butter Cookies Recipe

Our family can't get through the holidays without these fun, colorful cookies. They come out of my oven by the dozens!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Green, red and yellow food coloring
  • Milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Divide dough into three portions; tint each a different color. Roll each portion of dough on waxed paper into a 9-in. x 5-in. rectangle. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Cut each rectangle in half lengthwise. Lightly brush top of one rectangle with milk. Top with another colored dough. Remove waxed paper; brush top with milk. Repeat with remaining dough, alternating colors to make six layers. Press together lightly. Wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • 4. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 109 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.