Election Day CookiesFor the last presidential election, I made these cookies for my co-workers as a reminder…
Election Day Cookies
1 cup butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 large 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 decorations
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.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in.
Cut with floured 2-1/2-in.
donkey and elephant cookie cutters.
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.
Nutrition Facts 1 each:
- 87 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Diabetic exchanges; 1 starch, 1 fat.