Colored Striped Icebox Cookies

"I get creative with this recipe and make the colors of the stripes according to the season/holiday. The recipe colors as written are "Christmasy". Prep time does NOT include time for dough to chill."
Colored Striped Icebox Cookies created by TimeTraveler15
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (NO SUBSTITUTIONS)
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies
  • 1 -2 drop red food coloring
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted (1 square)
  • 1 tablespoon multicolored sugar nonpareils (multicolored)
  • 1 -2 drop green food coloring


  • Line a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with wax paper or parchment paper (try to get most wrinkles out); set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl; beat in egg.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually beat this into creamed mixture.
  • Divide the dough into thirds; each in it's own small bowl.
  • Add crushed mints and red food color to 1 third; mix well (may need to use hands to blend color well).
  • Add melted chocolate to another third; mix well (may need to use hands).
  • Add nonpareils and green food color to last third; mix well (may need to use hands).
  • Spread red dough on bottom of lined loaf pan. Spread chocolate dough on top of that. Lastly, spread the green dough on top. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours (or place in freezer for 1 hour).
  • When chilled and firm, remove dough from pan.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Lay the loaf of dough flat on a cutting board (just the way it was in the loaf pan) and use a large knife to cut dough down the middle lengthwise. Now cut each strip into 1/4" - 1/2" slices across (so each is "striped).
  • Place slices 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.
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  1. TimeTraveler15
    Colored Striped Icebox Cookies Created by TimeTraveler15
  2. Parsley
    Whatever you chose as a user name is the name all your reviews will be under. You can change your user name in the your profile section.
  3. sylviadonovan
    I just realized that my full name appears when I do a review. I would rather have a different I.D. for this purpose. How do I change it?
  4. sylviadonovan
    These cookies are alot of work. They had a lovely texture but found that the layer with the crushed candy canes was the only layer that had real flavour. The other two layers had bland flavour. Nice looking cookies and crisp though.
  5. Shery S.
    I am wondering how you get 50 servings out of one loaf pan. I can't figure that out. I didn't make these yet, but I plan to. I need 7 dozen for a cookie exchange, so 2 pans should do it. Just wondering.

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