Twisted Sugar Cookies

Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

These are a fun treat that would be great for the kids to help with. The dough is easy to handle once refrigerated for a while, and the cool part is no two turn out the same.
Be careful with the food coloring though!!


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Serves:

makes 2 1/2 dozen

Prep:

1 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MAKE TWO BATCHES OF DOUGH, COLOR EACH ONE A SEPERATE COLOR

2 c
sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
soft shortening (i use butter flavor)
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1
egg
1 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
food coloring gel

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together shortening and sugar till combined. Add egg, milk, vanilla, baking powder, salt and food coloring gel. Mix till well combined, scraping sides as needed.
2
Add flour 1 c at a time and mix till combined, scrap sides and make sure all flour is mixed in.
3
Place in covered bowl and refrigerate at least one hour or till easy to handle.
4
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop all of one color out, wash scoop, then dip out the other color. Roll each color into balls. Wash hands between colors.
5
Now put one ball of each color together and roll into log.
6
Pre heat oven to 375°. Now twist or break log in half and roll dough back into a ball. Place on cookie sheet about two inches apart, press down with flat bottom of glass, and bake on second from top rack for 15-20 min until bottom is set or slightly firm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #halloween