Recipe by: Country Home
1 cup butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
1½ tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2½ cups all-purpose flour
Green and yellow paste food coloring
1½ tsp. finely shredded lime peel
1½ tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high
speed for 30 seconds.
Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and
vanilla. Beat or stir in flour.
Divide dough in half. Add green paste food coloring and lime peel to one
portion; knead coloring into dough until well mixed.
Add yellow food coloring and lemon peel to second portion of dough; knead until
If necessary, wrap dough in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill in the
refrigerator for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
Roll each color of dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle (1/4 to 1/8 inch thick)
between 2 pieces of waxed paper.
Remove top pieces of paper and invert 1 rectangle on top of the other.
Press down gently with hands to seal.
Remove second waxed paper from top rectangle.
Tightly roll up into a spiral log, starting from one of the long sides and using
waxed paper as a guide.
Wrap in waxed paper or clear plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator 2 hours or
Using a sharp knife cut log into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Place slices about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake cookies in a 375° oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and
Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
Makes about 48 cookies