Mexican Flag Cookies

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

Preheat oven to 350F. 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 for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from immediately to wire racks to cool.


Country of Origin: Mexico

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