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Italian Flag Cookies


2 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 cups butter -- (4 sticks) softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
4 1/2 cups sifted flour
Red and green colored sugar

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Blend in dissolved yeast. Gradually stir in flour. Chill dough for about 2 hours. Shape into 3/4" balls. Dip one side in red sugar, the other in green sugar, leaving a clear stripe down the center. Place on buttered cookie sheets. Bake in pre-heated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from immediately to wire racks to cool. Can be frozen.

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Reviews of Italian Flag Cookies:

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  b foth in seattle  Dec 18, 2003
Would make this again.
They are pretty with green & red, but I took them to work (10 baskets of different types of cookies) and they were one of the last types to be eaten. Apparenty pretty does not mean "eat me first". 3 stars

  Cathy in London Ontario in London Ontario Canada  Feb 2, 2003
Would make this again.
This was a great recipe. However, I found that baking them at 350 degrees, rather than 375 degrees prevented over browning on the bottom of the cookies.
Also, instruction failed to mention when to put the almond extract in so I
added with the eggs, sugar, butter.
5 stars

  A cookie baker in Baltimore  Dec 13, 2002
Would make this again.
These are so pretty, great for Christmas
and very easy to make. I would make these again, they were a big hit at my cookie exchange party.
5 stars

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