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Shepherd's Lambs
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3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dark brown paste food color

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, vanilla and almond flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Remove 1/3 cup dough. Place in bowl; stir in food color. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape plain dough into varying size (1/8- to 1/2-inch) small balls. Place balls onto ungreased cookie sheet in 2 1/2x1 1/2-inch oval, leaving space for head and feet. Shape brown dough into 2 small balls for each foot; press into oval shape. Shape brown dough into 1/2-inch ball for head; press into oval shape. Place tiny ball of plain dough on head for eye. Shape plain dough into small ball; place on oval for tail. Bake 12-16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

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