Election Day Cookies Recipe

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Election Day Cookies
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  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • frosting:
  • 2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tbsp milk
  • red and blue food coloring
  • assorted patriotic decors


  1. In a small 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. For frosting, in a small 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. Yield: about 5 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 169 Kcal (708 kJ)
Calories from fat 38.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.29g 7%
Cholesterol 13.93mg 5%
Sodium 40.74mg 2%
Potassium 3.56mg 0%
Total Carbs 30.51g 10%
Sugars 14.23g 57%
Protein 1.49g 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 2.3mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 331.15 Kcal (1386 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.62 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.4g 7%
Cholesterol 27.29mg 5%
Sodium 79.84mg 2%
Potassium 6.98mg 0%
Total Carbs 59.78g 10%
Sugars 27.88g 57%
Protein 2.93g 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 4.6mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.7
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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