Election Day Cookies

Kim Conte

A big thanks to mommamiaria for alerting us to these cute Election Day Cookies from Taste of Home. If there's one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it's fresh-baked cookies. What better way to remind people to vote on Tuesday than baking them a batch? I vote for seconds!

Election Day Cookies from Taste of Home

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 mixing 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. 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 mixing 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. Makes 5 dozen.

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