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Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies from @KatrinasKitchen

Patchwork Winter Mitten Cookies Recipe

Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 38 mins
Adorable patchwork pattern cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3 cups of flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in extracts and egg.
  • In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand until smooth and workable.
  • Divide into 3 or 4 equal batches and color with 1 drop of food coloring gel. {I put my colored dough in the refrigerator in between coloring the other batches since kneading in the color warms up the dough quite a bit} Roll out onto a floured surface and cut into patchwork pieces.
  • Pile up the pieces so that they overlap slightly and give them a little press with your hand. Use a mitten cookie cutter; transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.