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Rainbow Swirl Cookies

Photo: Gooseberry Patch
Yield Makes one dozen
Everyone will wonder how you made these impressive Rainbow Swirl Cookies. Perfect for entertaining, this kid-friendly treat is colorful, cute and downright delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • purple, blue, yellow and pink gel paste colorings
  • 12 lollipop sticks

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture. Stir until soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

  2. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls. For each cookie, place one ball of each color together and roll to make one large ball. Shape into a 12-inch-long rope; starting at one end, coil rope to make a 2-3/4 inch round cookie. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden.

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