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Election Cookies Recipe

Election Cookies Recipe

What You Need

* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 1 egg
* 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon salt

   FROSTING:
* 6 tablespoons butter, softened
* 2-2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
* Red and blue food coloring
* Assorted patriotic decors

Directions

* In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Gradually add flour and salt; mix well. Divide in half; flatten and wrap each portion in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

* On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. donkey and elephant cookie cutters. I found these election day cutters on Amazon. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

* Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

* For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Tint some frosting red and some blue; leave some white. Frost cookies; decorate as desired. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Source: http://blog.amyatlas.com/2009/11/03/election-day-cookies/ 

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