Double cookies are a patterned sugar cookie. Colour each portion of the dough with your favourite colour. They can also be coloured for the season; red for Christmas, orange for Halloween or pink for Easter.
Be creative with the design. Use stars, hearts, or triangles for simple patterns.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp cinnamon
liquid food colouring
Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
Gradually add flour and cinnamon.
Divide dough in 1/2 and mix desired food colour into 1/2 of the batter. Roll plain batter into a disk and coloured batter into a log. Cover in parchment and refrigerate until butter hardens.
Take coloured dough and mould with hands to desired abstract shape. The shape does not have to be precise. Put back into the refrigerator to harden.
Remove both doughs from the refrigerator. Carefully shape plain dough around your coloured dough. You might have to cut the plain dough in pieces to do this. When the roll comes together it will be very large and thick. Gently roll the dough on a cookie mat until the desired size of cookie log is reached. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into slices. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until plain dough is golden brown. Cool before serving.
Try Patterned Cookies as well.