Using the same technique as lattice pie crust, these sugar cookies are perfect for a Christmas cookie plate. Use the leftover dough to create marbled cookies!
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3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter cut into chunks
1/8 teaspoon red gel food color
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon red gel food color
Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl; set aside.
Place sugar, cold butter, and 1/8 teaspoon red food color into bowl of heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract; beat until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until just combined.
Knead dough to incorporate crumbs and form a smooth dough. Remove half of dough from bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon red food color to dough remaining in bowl. Mix just until well combined.
Roll out each section of dough on lightly floured surface into rectangle that is slightly thicker than 1/8-inch. Cut rectangles into 3/4-inch strips. Weave red dough with pink dough, leaving no space in between, to create a basket weave pattern (use same technique as a lattice top pie). Gently press together using rolling pin.
Cut weaved dough using 2 1/2-inch mitten-shaped cookie cutter dipped into flour. Using small metal spatula, place onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.
Use remaining dough to create marbled cookies. Gently press dough together. Roll out to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with mitten-shaped cookie cutter. Place onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
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This would be really cute for Valentine's Day with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
Land O'Lakes facebook page shared this recipe on Nov 30, 2016. There are two more pictures that show the lattice and in progress look to help with the how-to, Jeannette. I'm going to attempt these tomorrow, with a 3yo. Wish me luck!
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