Red, White and Blue Cookies

Show your colors rolled up in an easy buttery cookie.

Yield

72 (6 dozen) cookies

Ingredients

1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons red colored sugars
2 tablespoons blue colored sugars

Directions

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.

Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from baking sheet to wire cooling rack.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Chill Time; 1 hour
Bake Time: 8 minutes

Additional Information

Change the colored sugar to match your special occasion.

No almond extract? Use vanilla for a classic sugar cookie taste.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 50 (Calories from Fat 25), Total Fat 3 g (Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 20 mg; Total Carbohydrate 6 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g); Protein 0 g; Exchanges: 1 Fruit; 1/2 Fat

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