Painted Butter Cookies

Oxmoor House
6 dozen cookies.


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3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
Paste food coloring
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided


Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg, orange rind, and vanilla; beat well.

Combine 2 1/4 cups flour and salt, stirring well. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Divide egg yolks among several custard cups. Add desired food coloring to each cup, stirring well. Set aside.

Divide dough in half. Work with 1 half at a time, storing remainder in refrigerator. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon flour evenly on work surface. Turn dough out onto floured surface, and roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch cookie cutter, and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Brush food-coloring mixtures lightly onto cookies with a small brush.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and let cool on wire racks. Repeat procedure with remaining flour, dough, and food-coloring mixture.

Created date

August 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 50
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Fat 2.8 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 34 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg