These easy-to-make cookies will be a hit on your Easter table!
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Combine butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beatn at low speed until dough forms a ball.
Shape dough into 2 (10x1 1/2-inch) logs on lightly floured surface. Roll in decorator sugar. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Roll log into egg shape. Cut into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Reshape into egg shape, if necessary. Bake 6-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. Decorate cookies with decorator sugars and gels as desired.
- For tinted eggs, add 10 to 12 drops food color to dough before shaping into logs.
- Decorator gels are available in small tubes in the baking aisle of the supermarket.
- Cookie dough logs can be frozen up to 2 months. Tightly wrap in plastic food wrap; place into plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw in refrigerator; slice and bake as directed.
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