These are very tasty and very easy to make variation of Butter Cookies . I have rolled them and made without cookie cutter.The recipe for Tri color cookies is the same as Butter cookies with addition of food color to give a touch of Indian tri colored flag. You can make these colorful cookies using any type of color of your choice .
1 Cup of maida or All Purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder( you can avoid this)
1 sticks (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 cup Powder sugar or White sugar
2 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
little egg white for brushing
- Orange and green food colors
In a mixing bowl ,Beat the butter at room temperature .
Add sugar and beat at high speed using electric mixer till it is soft and fluffy . This may take about 2-3 minutes.
Now beat in egg and vanilla essence.
Sift all purpose flour and baking powder into this mixture.
Mix this using hands until everything is combined well.
Don’t knead the dough.
Divide the dough into 3 equal parts .
In 1 bowl take orange food color and in another take green food color.
Take one part of the dough and mix in the bowl with orange color and the other part in the green one.
Keep the 3rd plain white dough in the separate third bowl.
Cover all 3 bowls and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Now take one bowl at a time.
Roll them one at a time on a silver foil wrap with the foil and refrigerate for another 15 minutes.
Take out the rolls and stack them one above the other with the white roll in the center.
Press all three rolls together so that they stick to each other. Try to give rectangular shape to it.
Wrap this up with silver foil and keep refrigerated for around 2-3 hours.
Preheat oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit . Remove the dough out from the refrigerator , make cuts.
Slice each cut with thickness of 1/2 an inch.
Arrange them on the baking tray lined up with parchment paper or silver foil.
keep some distance between each cookie.
Brush every cookie with some egg so that it give a good glaze after baking.
Bake them for 10-12 minutes .
Cool them outside for some time .
Serve your dazzling three color cookies with Hot Tea or Coffee.