Autumn Striped Refrigerator Cookies

As festive a sign of the season as candy corn, these fun cookies have orange, vanilla, and chocolate "stripes".

  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 4 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 60

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups sugar
1
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2 1/2
cups all-purpose Flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
8
drops red food color
8
drops yellow food color
2
oz. semisweet chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 1 Line 8x4-inch loaf pan with waxed paper, extending paper up over sides of pan. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; blend well. Add flour and baking powder; mix well.
  • 2 Place 1 cup of dough in medium bowl. Add orange peel and both food colors; stir to mix slightly. On work surface, knead dough until color is uniform. Shape dough into 7x3 1/2-inch rectangle; place in waxed paper-lined pan. Press in gently.
  • 3 Press half of remaining dough into 7x3 1/2-inch rectangle; place over orange dough in pan. Press gently to edge of pan. Stir chocolate into remaining dough; knead on work surface until color is uniform. Shape dough into 7x3 1/2-inch rectangle; place over vanilla dough in pan. Press gently to edge of pan. Cover with waxed paper; refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  • 4 Heat oven to 375°F. Using waxed paper lining, lift dough from pan. Cut dough lengthwise in half. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F. for 7 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set and edges are very light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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