- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- red food color
Blue mega M&M’s
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder & salt.
- In another mixer bowl with paddle attachment – beat butter until soft! (or use a Hand Mixer)
- Add sugar & beat until light & fluffy.
- Add in eggs one at a time – make sure you beat after each one.
- Add vanilla
- Add dry mixture & slowly beat in until combined all together.
- Remove half the dough & wrap in plastic wrap.
- Flatten out to 4×4″ piece & refrigerate.
- With the rest of the dough beat in food color to your desired pigment. I added close to 40 drops of gel color to get this red.
- *Also- adding this much color will make your dough super sticky. You may want to coat hands in powdered sugar or flour for easier handling.
- Remove red dough & separate into 2 equal parts. Wrap with plastic & refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
- After it has chilled – remove one of the red dough packs
- Place between 2 layers of parchment & roll our to a large rectangle
- Remove top layer of parchment & roll dough into a log. This will be your center!
- Wrap back up with parchment & put in freezer while you work with the next layer.
- Remove your white dough from refrigerator & roll out in the same way you did the first batch.
- Once you have a thin, even rectangle – place your red log on the white dough & roll into a larger log.
- Repeat these steps for the final red dough.
- When you are done you should have a large red log
- baking sheets with parchment paper
- Take the log & slice it into 1/4 inch rounds
- Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart so you dont risk them touching
- Bake 9-11 minutes
- Right when you remove from oven – place your blue M&M’s in the center before the cookies cool down!
If you enjoy cookies like my family does these will be a hit ! I hoep everyone have a amazing Fourth of July, Stay safe and smart! Also from my family to yours thank you too all our Service Men/ Women for protecting us.
Raising Lost Boys