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Ribbon Cookies

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Here's a basic refrigerator cookie dough with directions and additons for making ribbon cookies.

Ingredients:

  • Basic Cookie Dough:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • .
  • Ribbon Cookie Additons
  • 1 ounce chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios or pecans
  • green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • red food coloring

Preparation:

Mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Blend in flour. Divide dough in half. Follow ribbon cookie instructions below. If making basic cookies, shape dough into 2 rolls, then wrap and chill for 2 hours. Slice into 1/8-inch slices. Bake on ungreased baking sheet 5 to 7 minutes or until no imprint remains when lightly touched with finger.

Ribbon Cookies

Divide half of the dough into 3 parts. To first part, mix in 1 ounce of melted chocolate. To second part, mix in 1/4 cup chopped pistachios or nuts, along with a little green food coloring. To third part, mix in 1 teaspoon rum flavoring and few drops red food color. Shape each part into rectangle, 8x3 inches. Layer rectangles, placing green dough in center. Press together. Wrap; chill at least 2 hours. Heat oven to 375°. Cut dough crosswise into 1/8 inch slices. Bake on ungreased baking sheet 5 to 7 minutes or until no imprint remains when lightly touched with finger. Makes about 4 dozen ribbon cookies.

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