Total Time
4hrs 12mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 12 mins

Plan ahead, needs to chill Get a head start on these buttery cookies by shaping and chilling the homemade dough ahead of time. When your are ready just slice and bake the tricolor treats.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • yellow food coloring paste
  • orange paste food coloring (if you can't find the paste you can use the liquid type but don't use too much. you don't want to ad)

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking.soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  4. Divide dough in half.
  5. Tint one portion yellow.
  6. Divide remaining dough into two-third and one-third.
  7. portions.
  8. Color the larger portion orange; leave smaller portion white.
  9. Shape each portion of dough into two 8-inch logs.
  10. Flatten top and push sides in at a slight angle.
  11. Place orange logs on yellow logs; push the sides in at a.
  12. slight angle.
  13. Top with white logs; form a rounded top.
  14. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  15. Chill for 4 hours or until firm.
  16. Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  17. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  18. Bake at 350 F degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
  19. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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