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American Flag Cookies


1 cup margarine, softened
1 egg white, lightly whipped
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon blue food coloring

In a mixing bowl, combine margarine, egg white, and vanilla extract. In another mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients just until moistened. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Tint 1 portion with red food coloring and another portion with blue food coloring. Mix throughly to get a uniform color. Untinted dough represents white. Form each portion into bars of equal length and about 1 inch thick. Wrap each bar in waxed paper. Refrigerate until easy to handle. Remove waxed paper and stack bars on top of each other in the desired color arrangement. Wrap entire bars in waxed paper again and chill until firm. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut bars into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for about 1 minute, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: Originally appeared in Women's Circle Magazine

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Reviews of American Flag Cookies:

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  bethany  May 26, 2008
Would make this again.
i love it . 5 stars

  george samules  Sep 6, 2006
Would not make this again.
i did not like the taste at all

  Jesse in ohio  Jul 4, 2005
Would make this again.
really good and tasty 3 stars

  A cookie baker in Covina ,California  Jul 1, 2005
Would make this again.
this recipe was fantastic I will definetley make these again!!!!!!!!!My neighbors also loved them! This is a great recipe 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Marshalltown Iowa  Oct 10, 2003
Would make this again.
I think these cookies are the best cookies I have ever tried!! I would totally make them again. Thank you so much for having this recipe on this website. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Marietta Ohio united states of America  Feb 23, 2003
Would make this again.
I made these cookies and they tasted great! They didn't really turn out how I expected them to be because I am not a very good cook! They are very patriotic and thay taste like vanilla.

I will probably bake them again.
4 stars

  A cookie baker in Toronto,Canada  Jan 18, 2003
Would make this again.
I definitely want to make these cookies again they are very delicious cookies with great taste. 5 stars

  Amber Young in Norfolk, Virginia  Dec 9, 2002
Would make this again.
I have to say that these are now my favorite cookies. I have many friends in the armed services, I made these for them once they got back from a 6 month deployment from Iraq, it just added something extra special to them being home and safe for the holidays...thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and patriotic cookie. All my blessings for a wonderful holiday season. 5 stars

  Andrew in Duluth  Nov 26, 2002
Would make this again.
The best of the best 5 stars

  Devin in LeFlore  Nov 19, 2002
Would make this again.
This is a good recipe. It's easy and it tastes great.

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