Tricolor Cookies


2 cups all purpose flour/ plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
150 gm unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 large egg
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
few drops of orange and green food colors


  1. Sift the plain flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and keep it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well until combined.
  4. Then gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix with a wooden spoon.
  5. Divide the dough into three equal portions. Add 1-2 drops of orange color in one portion and 1-2 drops of green color in another portion , mix and knead well and leave one portion without any color.

      6.  Now roll each portion individually to a 8 by 3 inch rectangle.
      7. On a baking paper or parchment paper, place the green rectangle in the bottom. Then the white/colorless rectangle on top of the green and then the orange one on the top.

       8.  Gently roll the stack to 9 by 4 inch rectangle and cut this into two 9 by 2 inch rectangles.

       9.  Cover these rectangles with cling wrap and freeze for 30 minutes or refrigerate for 2 hours.

       10.  Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Line the baking tray with baking paper/ parchment paper.
       11.  Take out one rectangle from freezer at a time, unwrap and cut into slices.

        12.  Place the sliced cookies in the baking tray and bake for 9-12 minutes. Cool the cookies on the tray for 3-4 minutes and then gently transfer to a wire rack.
        13. Repeat the same process with the other rectangle. Store the cooled cookies in an air tight containers…

Recipe adapted from here..



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