Saturday, June 30, 2007

Suggested by Karli - Red, White and Blue Cookies

Red, White and Blue Cookies

Show your colors rolled up in an easy buttery cookie.

Prep Time:20 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 30 min
Makes:6 dozen cookies

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons red colored sugars
2 tablespoons blue colored sugars

Beat granulated sugar, butter, almond extract and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in flour.

Divide dough in half; cover half and set aside. Place remaining half on waxed paper or plastic wrap; press into 8-inch square. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon each of the red sugar and blue sugar. Using waxed paper to lift, roll up dough. Repeat with remaining dough and colored sugars. Wrap rolls in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.

Heat oven to 375ºF. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
(Total time will vary; cook or bake time is per batch.)

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