Get your spring baking season started offright with these delightfully pretty cookies!
Recipe: Springtime Slice-and-BakeConfetti Cookies
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening 1 large egg 2 tablespoons milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 1/4 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 10 drops red food coloring 16 drops yellow food coloring 9 drops green food coloring 3 tablespoons pastel-colored confetti candy sprinkles
Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Linebottom of a loaf pan, 9x5x3-inches, with plastic wrap.
Beat sugar, butter and shortening in alarge bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed or mix witha spoon. Stir in egg, milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, bakingsoda and salt.
Divide dough into thirds.
Knead one food coloring into each dough.
Press one of the colored doughs in thebottom of the pan. Top with remaining colored doughs, pressingeach layer firmly to seal. Turn the pan upside down and removethe plastic wrap from the dough. Cut dough lengthwise into thirds.Cut each third crosswise into 16 slices.
Place about two inches apart on an ungreasedcookie sheet. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until bottomsare a light golden brown. Cool for one minute, remove from cookiesheet and place on a wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof www.GoldMedalFlour.com; through ARAcontent.
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