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Food Fridays are BACK!
When I saw these on AllRecipes.com, I panicked. I thought they would be way too hard to make. I was so wrong.
Remember the video I made about dough cutting?
This is the recipe I used it for.
You will need:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cups butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- food coloring
- Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
- Beat the butter with the brown and white sugars in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until evenly blended. Gather the dough into a ball, and divide into two equal parts. Place one half in a second bowl. Add red food coloring to the dough in one bowl, and green food coloring to the dough in the other bowl. Use a fork or wooden spoon to blend the food coloring into the dough until evenly blended. Add additional drops of food coloring to make the desired shade.
- Roll out the one of dough halves to 1/4 inch (5mm) thickness. Roll out the colored dough to 1/4 inch (5mm) thickness, and place on top of the first dough. Beginning on one edge, roll the doughs to make a log so the two colors spiral inside each other. Wrap the log in waxed paper, then in a cotton towel, and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
- Unwrap the dough log, and place on a clean, lightly floured surface. Slice the log into rounds 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick, and place on prepared baking sheets. If they get much thinner than that, they will turn brown and crispy in a hurry
- Bake in preheated oven until set, 5 to 6 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent edges from browning. Remove from oven, and cool on racks.
- TRY not to eat them all while they are cooling off.