Your kids will love baking and eating this candy corn shortbread.
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine — softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Yellow food color
- Red food color
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour. Divide dough into 6 equal parts.
Combine 3 parts dough; mix with 10 drops yellow food color and 4 drops red food color to make orange dough. Combine 2 parts dough; mix with 7 drops yellow food color to make yellow dough. Leave remaining part dough plain.
Pat orange dough into 3/4-inch-thick rectangle, 9 × 2 inches, on plastic wrap. Pat yellow dough into 1/2-inch-thick rectangle, 9 × 1 3/4 inches. Place yellow rectangle centered on orange rectangle. Shape plain dough into 9-inch roll, 3/4 inch in diameter. Place roll on center of yellow rectangle. Wrap plastic wrap around dough, pressing dough into triangle so that dough will resemble a kernel of corn when sliced.
Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 350º. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Stack dough so that the orange rectangle is on the bottom and the uncolored roll of dough is on top.
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