Prep Time: 60 Mins
Yields: About 4 dozen 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookies
Ingredients:1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups Gold Medal® All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Betty Crocker® Classic Gel Food Colors
Instructions: 1. Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
2. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Stir 8 drops yellow food color into 1 part dough to make yellow dough. Stir 8 drops yellow and 3 drops red food color into another part dough to make orange dough. Stir 10 drops red, 8 drops green and 3 drops yellow food color into remaining dough to make brown dough.
3. Drop small portions of each of the 3 colors of dough close together in random pattern onto lightly floured cloth-covered surface. Roll doughs together into marbled design to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2- to 3-inch leaf-shaped cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart.
4. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched in center. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.