Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened

  2. 1/3 cup shortening

  3. 1 cup sugar

  4. 1 egg

  5. 1/3 cup sour cream

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  9. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  10. 1/8 teaspoon salt

  11. Red and green food coloring

  12. 1 tube white decorating gel

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Marbled Greeting Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

  2. Divide dough into thirds. Tint one portion red and one portion green; leave one portion plain. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

  3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, randomly alternating colors, onto a lightly floured surface. Press together, forming a 13-in. x 4-1/2-in. rectangle. Roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness, forming a 15-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Using a fluted pastry wheel, cut dough in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 12 strips measuring 4 in. x 1-1/4 in.

  4. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Use decorating gel to write greetings on cookies. Yield: 2 dozen.


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