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Shortbread Swirls

Recipe photo courtesy of Aaron Dyer

Give this universally beloved cookie a modern update by creating an ombre of color.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2016
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Cook's Notes

Each batch of dough can be divided in half for two colors. For red/pink and green/light-green variations, tint the dough to a light shade before dividing, then separate in half and add more dye to one half for a deeper color. (The golden variation has no food color.) To make all five colors pictured, you'll need to make three batches of dough. A cookie press can also be used in place of the piping bag.

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  • familyevans
    16 DEC, 2017
    This recipe makes the most beautiful spritz cookies I've ever made. The difference is in the confectioner's sugar (3/4 cup) versus granulated sugar (2/3 cup) . . . no dry dough! The shapes came out perfectly the first time with no "re-do's!" I also successfully substituted 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for the vanilla bean. Thank you for my new PERFECT recipe that I'll now use instead of my old one!

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