Thursday, October 23, 2008

My favorite fall cookies

I'm stealing images from online now since we are still camera-less. : (


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Yellow and orange paste food coloring


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide dough in half. Tint one portion yellow. Divide remaining dough into two-thirds and one-third portions. Color the larger portion orange; leave smaller portion white.
Shape each portion of dough into two 8-in. logs. Flatten top and push sides in at a slight angle. Place orange logs on yellow logs; push the sides in at a slight angle. Top with white logs; form a rounded top. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 4 hours or until firm.
Unwrap and cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.


Meredith said...

Love the cookies and all the treats! They are so cute and yummy.
Thanks so much!!!

Dawn said...

Hi Erica! Lanita said she saw you a while ago, and sent me a link to your blog. We wish we would have kept in touch with our Pullman friends better as life moved on. Do you have contact with anyone else in our student ward? It's great to reconnect through your blog - I'll send you a link to ours. These cookies look fabulous!

Dawn said...

Ooops! Just realized - I have your blog address, but not an email to send a blog invite to. :) My email address is If you send me an email address, I'll get you connected with out site.

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