Painted Butter Cookies Recipe

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Painted Butter Cookies
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  1. Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg, orange rind, and vanilla; beat well.
  2. Combine 2 1/4 cups flour and salt, stirring well. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  3. Divide egg yolks among several custard cups. Add desired food coloring to each cup, stirring well. Set aside.
  4. Divide dough in half. Work with 1 half at a time, storing remainder in refrigerator. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon flour evenly on work surface. Turn dough out onto floured surface, and roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch cookie cutter, and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Brush food-coloring mixtures lightly onto cookies with a small brush.
  5. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and let cool on wire racks. Repeat procedure with remaining flour, dough, and food-coloring mixture.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 491.91 Kcal (2060 kJ)
Calories from fat 244.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.13g 42%
Cholesterol 197.41mg 66%
Sodium 153.41mg 6%
Potassium 111.45mg 2%
Total Carbs 52.15g 17%
Sugars 14.85g 59%
Dietary Fiber 1.46g 6%
Protein 9.87g 20%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 35.1mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 378.99 Kcal (1587 kJ)
Calories from fat 188.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.9g 42%
Cholesterol 152.09mg 66%
Sodium 118.19mg 6%
Potassium 85.86mg 2%
Total Carbs 40.18g 17%
Sugars 11.44g 59%
Dietary Fiber 1.12g 6%
Protein 7.61g 20%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 9%
Iron 0.9mg 7%
Calcium 27mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.8
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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