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Two-Tone Butter Cookies Recipe

Two-Tone Butter Cookies Recipe

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: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:60 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Red and green liquid food coloring
  • Red colored sugar, optional


  • 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 a rough log, then place logs on sheets of parchment paper.
  • 2. Roll dough in paper into an even, smooth 8-in. log, using a ruler to compact log and to squeeze out air as you go. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until slightly firm.
  • 3. Cut each log in half lengthwise. Press red and green halves together. Tightly wrap each roll in plastic wrap; freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 4. To prepare cookies: Cut into 1/4-in. slices; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 100 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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puffybloomers User ID: 1501090 50999
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"these are easy and tasty"

ms_ara User ID: 2507810 36808
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2007

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

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