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“Perfect for bake exchanges because it makes a huge batch! From Parents Magazine December 2003. Prep time does not include chilling the dough.”
12 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 14 cups sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 14 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 cup red colored crystal sugar
  • 12 cup orange colored crystal sugar
  • 12 cup yellow colored crystal sugar
  • 12 cup green colored crystal sugar
  • 12 cup blue colored crystal sugar
  • 12 cup purple colored crystal sugar


  1. In large bowl, with mixer on high, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolks, egg, vanilla, and salt, and beat well to combine.
  2. With mixer on low, gradually beat in flour. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces, roll each piece into an 8-inch log, and chill 15-20 minutes. Working with 1 roll at a time, roll in 1 color of crystal sugar and then wrap in saran wrap. Continue until all are rolled in colored sugar and wrapped.
  3. Refrigerate completed rolls for 3 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F.
  5. Cut logs into 1/4 inch thick slices, and place on greased baking sheet 1/2 inch apart. Bake 12 to 16 minutes, until golden. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, transfer to wire rack, and let cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough, Makes about 12 dozen cookies.

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