This cookie boasts a festive swirl of red, white and blue - perfect for a 4th of July cookie!
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Red and blue gel food color, as desired
Combine butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, milk and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough into thirds; place each portion into separate bowls. Tint 1 portion with red food color and 1 portion with blue food color to desired shade.
Shape each dough into ball; flatten each ball to 1/2-inch thickness. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Working with half of each dough color (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), drop tablespoon-size pieces of dough from each color onto well-floured surface in random pattern with dough pieces touching. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, forming marbled design. Cut with 2 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter.
Place cookies, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.
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The cookies are delicious, but the dough is horrible to work with. Also, because of the tie-dyed effect, you can't mush up the dough to roll out more. You have to kind of shove it together and reroll lightly so that the dough doesn't get too thin. By this time, the dough is sticky again. I ended up throwing out a lot of dough. Cute idea, but hard to execute!
Hi Louise, sorry to hear you had some problems with these cookies. It is really important to have the dough as cold as possible for rolling to avoid the dough getting sticky. Putting flour down also helps. Also, if you roll too thin, it can cause the dough to get sticky and hard to work with. Hope you give this recipe another try!
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