“Yes, you CAN and Will want to eat these sweet cookies.  Yes, they do take some time to get to the finished product.  It is well worth that time!  The idea’s of this cookie (or what you can shape out of this cookie are just endless!”

                                          

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese
1-1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
assorted colors of paste food coloring
24 lollipop sticks (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat over to 350º.
2. In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
4.  Working with half of each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 1 pink, 1 green, 1 blue and 1 orange ball together to make 1 large ball. Shape into a 12 inch long roll (like a snake), starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 3/4 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.
5. Bake for 8 to 17 minutes.  I know that is a BIG time difference.  You just have to check on these cookies.  I found my magic number of minutes for these were about 12 minutes.

The lollipop sticks are optional.  You can form this dough into just about anything.  My husband even made a bike out of some of this cookie dough.  Although, I can’t find that picture.

Here are a few play-dough cookies my kids made just using there imagination. They are a Ladybug, A house and Tree, and the Great State of Oklahoma (where I am from).  We eventually want to make all 50 states!

Have fun and ~Enjoy~

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