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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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  Sara in Missouri  Oct 29, 2012
Would make this again.
LOL at A cookie baker in Kitchener, ON, Canada. Who gets worked up over a cookie recipe?! 5 stars

  Gary in Alaska  Jun 11, 2011
Would make this again.
to A cookie baker in Kitchener, ON, Canada. You should call your self cookie hater not cookie baker. I you read the rules it says country of origin. The recipe can be traced back to 1857. The family name was Hogwash and the family migrated to America from the Austrian Empire. As the Story goes it is also said the Recipe was stolen for the kitchen of Jedidiah Morse. The history of recipes is one that it is very difficult to trace with facts due to cooks stealing from another. Unlike to day where people are more then happy to share their recipes so that all children can enjoy not just a few like yourself whom I am sure that all the recipe's that you have under lock and key are 100% your doing. Good luck with your nabors now that every one will know that you are narrow minded and indeed would never share your guarded secrete recipe's. The next time a child cries try and forget your personal misplaced thoughts and share a cookie or two no matter where you think they are from. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in America  Dec 14, 2010
Would make this again.
These cookies are delicious! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Kitchener, ON, Canada  Dec 5, 2009
Would not make this again.
These are clearly a rip-off of a truly Canadian cookie. Leave it the Americans to steal something from Canada and try and make it there own! 1 star

   Jul 2, 2008
Would make this again.
wow these cookies were so good. i know they will become a fourth of july hit! 5 stars

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