Tri-Color Sugar Cookies
Servings Prep Time
7dozen 180minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
7dozen 180minutes
Cook Time
  1. Using Mixer cream butter and shortening until light and fluffy (roughly 2 minutes)
  2. Add sugar and mix until fluffy again
  3. Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream and mix thoroughly
  4. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until completely combined
  5. Divide dough into three pieces and wrap in plastic
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (we left ours overnight)
  7. To color the cookie dough: Place dough ball back in the mixer, added the food coloring and briefly mixed the dough on a low speed. (You don’t want to over-mix the dough so only mix it enough to get the dough the color you want.)
  8. To get the pretty marble effect on the cookies: roll nine small balls of cookie dough in each of the three colors, each ball should be about the size of a large walnut.
  9. Take the green dough balls and arrange them on the rolling surface.
  10. Then randomly add in the white dough balls.
  11. Finally add in the red dough balls.
  12. Use your hands to press together the dough balls into a circle.
  13. Use your rolling pin to roll out the dough until it is about 1/4″ thick, depending on how thick you want your cookie to be
  14. Now arrange your cookies cutters on the rolled out dough so that the cut-out cookie will have all three colors on dough in the shape.
  15. Cut out desired shapes and move to a parchment paper covered cookie sheet, leaving 1 inch between cookies
  16. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, edges should be just slightly brown
  17. Immediately move to a wire rack and cool completely
  18. Frost with whatever frosting you like to use!