Here is where I found the idea: www.instructables.com Here is the sugar cookie dough recipe I used: The dough is very sticky and need to be VERY well chilled to work with properly 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup shortening 3 oz cream cheese softened 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla extract or any other extract you want to try) 2 cups all purpose flour Combine butter, shortening and cream cheese in a large bowl, beat together until smooth. Add sugar and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and almond extract until combined and gradually add the flour beating until combined. Form dough into a ball with your hands and then into a log shape, divide the log shape into six portions (or how ever many colours you want). Place each portion of dough into individual bowls and tint the dough different colours. Chill tinted dough in the refrigerator 1 hour or freezer 15-20 minutes. Divide each tinted chilled dough ball into 8 equal pieces. Take one piece of each colour dough ( LEAVE THE REST IN THE FRIDGE OR FREEZER WHILE YOU WORK) and roll out like a rope or snake on your counter-top. If you use a piece of waxed paper on the counter, you shouldn’t have to add any flour. Roll the rope shape to about 6 inches long. Continue rolling all the colours and stacking them into a pile. Gently press the ropes together and roll the large multicoloured “rope” on the counter to round and smooth it and if desired to lengthen it to 10 to 12″. Cut the
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This recipe makes about 60 cookies. These not-too-sweet cookies are soft with a slight crunch and have just a hint of cream cheese flavour in them. They stay fresh in a cookie jar or container for quite a while. You can use any cookie dough recipe that is labelled “refrigerator or icebox” or that in the instructions you must roll, refrigerate and slice prior to baking. The dough is sticky and need to be chilled to work with. ***Dough will be sticky, you will wonder how in the heck you will manage it, but keep chilling it and it will be fine ***** 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup shortening 1- 3 oz package cream cheese softened 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla extract or any other extract you want to try) 2 cups all purpose flour Combine butter, shortening and cream cheese in a large bowl, beat together until smooth. Add sugar and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and almond extract until combined and gradually add the flour beating until combined. Form dough into a ball with your hands, if it is super sticky, put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Turn dough out onto countertop and form a long log shape divide the dough into 6 portions. I initially divided the dough into five portions and then took some dough off each piece for the sixth one. Each portion should be slightly larger (by, lets say 20%) so you have a range in sized from smaller to larger. Sorry, I don’t have a better description of this process or better
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