Election Day Cookies

It’s election day and hopefully everyone across the country is getting ready to head into voting booths to pull the lever for their favorite candidates. I am always filled with excitement and pride on this very special day.  In honor of election day, I’ve attached this great election day cookie recipe.

Click on the photo for the recipe….Ingredients

* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 1 egg
* 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon salt

* 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 decors


* 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 wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

* On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. donkey and elephant cookie cutters. I found these election day cutters on Amazon. 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. Yield: about 5 dozen.


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