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Two-Tone Butter Cookies

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"During the hectic holiday season, you'll appreciate the ease of these irresistible butter cookies from Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. It's wonderful to pull the two-tone dough from the freezer and bake a festive batch in no time."
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1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Divide dough in half; with food coloring, tint half red and half green. Shape each portion into an 8-in. log. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Cut each log in half lengthwise. Press red and green halves together. Tightly wrap each roll in plastic wrap; freeze for up to 6 months.
  3. To prepare cookies: Let dough stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Cut into 1/4-in. slices; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool on wire racks.


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Super easy. Super festive. SUPER yummy!! My son thought it was playdough when I was forming the logs but couldn't wait to try them when he found out they were cookies. Taking them to a cookie...

I thought that these cookies were OK. I had a little bit of trouble at first as the dough was very crumbly but I worked it with my hands for a bit and it came together nicely. They are a very ...

These were so easy to make!! They taste really good to. I put red and green colored sugar on them. My kids love them.