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American Flag Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup margarine
1 egg white, whipped
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached flour
1 cups sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon red food colouring
1 teaspoon blue food colouring


Method

Preheat oven to 350ºF.


In a mixing bowl, combine margarine, egg white and vanilla extract.


In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Mix wet ingredients with dry until just moistened.


Divide cookie dough into three equal portions.


Tint 1 portion with the red food colouring; and another portion with the blue food colouring. Mix thoroughly.


Form each portion into long bars, and stack bars on top of each other using alternating colours (red, white, blue).


Wrap finished cookies in waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for about an hour.


Cut cookies into ¼” thick bars. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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