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Two-Tone Butter Cookies Recipe
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Two-Tone Butter Cookies Recipe

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During the hectic holiday season, you'll appreciate the ease of these irresistible butter cookies from Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. It's wonderful to pull the two-tone dough from the freezer and bake a festive batch in no time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • Red and green liquid or paste food coloring
  • Red colored sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 100 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Divide dough in half; with food coloring, tint half red and half green. Shape each portion into an 8-in. log. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Cut each log in half lengthwise. Press red and green halves together. Tightly wrap each roll in plastic wrap; freeze for up to 6 months.
  3. To prepare cookies: Let dough stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Cut into 1/4-in. slices; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Two-Tone Butter Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 100 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

these are easy and tasty

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2007

do u mean freezing should take place for 6 hours not 6 months?

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