Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 5 hrs
Cook 10 mins

I'm not much of a cookie baker - I lack the patience! While planning a baby shower for a friend, I found this recipe at Land O Lakes, and the colors were just so beautiful and spring-like I had to make them. They were a hit, and have satisfied any cookie baking urges I might have in the next year or so :) Preparation time includes chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Base Dough Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup land olakes butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 14 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • Orange Dough Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • Lemon Dough Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • Lime Dough Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime peel
  • 2 drops green food coloring

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, butter and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed.
  2. Divide base dough into 3 equal portions. To first portion, add all orange dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. To second portion, add all lemon dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. To third portion, add all lime dough ingredients; stir until well mixed. (Doughs will be soft.).
  3. Line 8x4-inch loaf pan with waxed paper or aluminum foil. Press orange dough in even layer onto bottom of lined pan. Top evenly with lemon dough, gently patting dough. Top evenly with lime dough, gently patting dough. Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 4 hours).
  4. Heat oven to 375°F Lift dough out of pan and peel off waxed paper or aluminum foil. Cut into 1/4-inch slices; cut each slice in half forming 2x1 1/2-inch pieces. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.
Most Helpful

These were very tasty. I found that I used a lot of bowls mixing the different colours. It was worth it though to bake a tasty and original cookie. Next time I will add a little more food colouring as the strips were a tad bit to pale for me. Thanks so much for sharing. Sent for the Holiday Cookie Exchange 2009

Az B December 23, 2009