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Red, White and Blue Cookies

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 10 to 12

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Ingredients You'll Need

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon orange juice
red and blue food colorings


In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.

Beat in egg, walnuts and orange juice.

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Shape dough into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes.

On a floured surface, divide dough into 3 equal sections.

Knead red food coloring into 1 dough section; knead blue food coloring into another section. Leave the remaining section plain.

Line a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment or waxed paper.

Line the bottom of the prepared pan with blue dough.

Top blue dough with plain dough.

Top plain dough with red dough.

Cover pan with foil and freeze for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

Remove dough from pan.

Using a large knife, slice dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

Place slices on prepared baking sheet.

Bake until firm to the touch, 10-12 minutes.

Place baking sheets on wire racks; cool slightly. Transfer cookies to racks; cool completely.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

Hi Katemarie....I'm having a big Family 4th of July party and was looking for something different to make that was festive! This looks like it will fit the bill and I'm looking forward to making them. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I also just requested that you be my friend in my kitchen. Hope you have a good day! HUgs, Debbie aka monkeybusiness

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