The dough for these butter cookies is rolled in different colors of crystal sugar. Set them out at a party and let guests pick their favorite color.

Source: Parents Magazine

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Credit: Miki Duisterhof

Recipe Summary

chill:
3 hrs
bake:
12 mins
cool:
5 mins
total:
3 hrs 17 mins
Yield:
about 12 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In large bowl, with mixer on high, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. add egg yolks, egg, vanilla, and salt, and beat well to combine. With mixer on low, gradually beat in flour. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces, roll each piece into an 8-inch log, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3 hours.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Working with 1 roll at a time, unwrap dough and roll in 1 color of crystal sugar. Cut logs into 1/4-inch thick slices, and place on ungreased baking sheet 1/2 inch apart. Bake 12 to 16 minutes until golden. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, transfer to wire rack, and let cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough, using a different color for each roll.

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