Edible craft dough cookies

Yield: 66 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter or margarine; softened
1 cup Shortening
2½ cup Sifted powdered sugar
6 Hard-cooked egg yolks; mashed
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
5 cups All-purpose flour
Paste food coloring --red & yellow & green

Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add egg yolks, soda, cream of tartar, and vanilla, beating well. Gradually add flour, mixing well.

Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Color one portion red, one yellow, one green, and leave remaining dough plain. Wrap each separately in plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour.

Hand shape cookies into desired designs, or roll dough to ¼-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface and cut with 2½-inch cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets 1 to 2 minutes; remove to wire racks and cool completely.

Yield: about 5 ½ dozen.

Busted by Gail Shermeyer <4paws@...> Notes: You might label our Edible Craft Dough Cookies "For Kids Only "- the dough looks and shapes remarkably like the colored craft dough that children often play with, but it's totally edible. Children can hand shape the dough much like they do craft dough, or they can roll and cut it with cookie cutters.

Recipe by: The Southern Living Cookbook, 1987, 8487-0709-5 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Gail Shermeyer <4paws@...> on Apr 13, 1998

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