Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Cookie Recipe #332 - Play Dough Cookies
The mixture of colors in this lollipop cookie portrays a resemblance to play dough, thus the name. It is basically a sugar cookie on a stick that your kids will enjoy eating (adults, too).
Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, softened, 3 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, assorted colors of food coloring, 24 lollipop sticks.
Instructions: In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside. Working with half of each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 1 pink, 1 blue, 1 green and 1 orange (or colors of choice) ball together to make 1 large ball. Shape into a 12 inch long rope; starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 /34 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies. Continue with other half.
Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool on baking sheets.
Makes 24 lollipop cookies.
Submitted by Terri on http://allrecipes.com., 2010.