Oh dear...these are cute!!!

After a couple of long days
of intense cross stitching,
I decided it was time
to give the eyes,
and the neck
a rest for the evening.
instead of stitching tonight,
I've been baking
these darling
little things...
Oh dear, these are dangerous!!!
You see,
these are bite-sized
I am eating
them by the handfuls...
just like popcorn!
Aren't they cute?
Do you want to make some too?
Sure you do...
& I betcha
you can't eat just one!

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure orange extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Orange paste or gel food color
Yellow paste or gel food color
Line bottom and sides of a 9" x 5" loaf pan with waxed paper or plastic food wrap. Set aside.

Combine butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, orange extract and salt. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough into thirds. Press one-third of white dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Place another one-third of dough back into same bowl. Add small amount of orange food color; mix until color is well blended. Press orange dough evenly over white dough in pan. Place remaining one-third of dough into another medium bowl. Add small amount of yellow food color; mix until color is well blended. Press yellow dough evenly over orange dough in pan. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours).

Place 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl; set aside.

Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Invert loaf pan to remove dough. Peel off waxed paper. Place layered dough onto cutting surface. Cut loaf crosswise into 1/4 inch slices using sharp knife, trimming edges to make even if necessary. Cut each slice into 6-8 wedges. Place 1 inch apart onto un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 - 10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Immediately place warm cookies in bowl of sugar; roll in sugar to coat. Place cookies onto cooling rack. Cool completely.

Store in loosely covered container.
Makes 15 dozen miniature cookies.


corinna said...

scrumptious looking
thanks for sharing

Brynwood Needleworks said...

They look so good! Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to have to try them!

WoolenSails said...

What a fun recipe, wish I could eat them.
But guess I am better off not, or I would be eating the entire batch;)


Nancy said...

Your cookies are beautiful and look so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

Teresa said...

These were great and o so easy!!!!!! Went quick too!!!!