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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July Sparklers

This is a fun, fast and easy cookie.

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
zest of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups flour
Red sprinkles
Blue sprinkles

Cream butter, sugar and zest in the bowl of the mixer till light and fluffy. Add egg and extract. Blend well. 
Add flour and beat until just incorporated. 
Place dough on plastic wrap (I had to use two sheets of plastic wrap, a little overlapped) Place more plastic wrap over dough and roll out into a rectangle

It does not have to be a perfect rectangle!
I took a picture of the next step, but it did not even remotely come out. 
Remove the top layer of plastic wrap. Starting with either color of sprinkles, lay down a horizontal line. Then use the next color. Keep going, red, blue, red blue (or blue red blue red) until the dough is covered in sprinkles. 
Very gently roll up, long side. 

Chill, rolled in plastic wrap until firm, about an hour or as long as over night. 
Preheat oven to 350.
Line baking sheets with parchment. 
When dough is firm, remove from fridge and cut into 1/4 inch rounds. 

Place on parchment
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until just lightly browned

Makes 24

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