Let's see...who did I steal this recipe from? I think it was from Little Momma and Company.
These are so pretty! They make me feel all circus-y. If you've never felt circus-y, you need to make some of these. Here's the stolen recipe:
3/4 C butter
3 ounces cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 t vanilla extract
2 and 3/4 C flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
assorted food coloring (gel or paste works best)...
1. In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms. Divide dough into Fourths. Tint each with a different food coloring. Wrap in plastic and chill for two hours. (I stuck it in the freezer for 15 minutes because I hate to wait!)
3. Preheat oven to 350. Shape colors into 3/4 inch balls. For each cookie place one pink, one orange, one green, and one blue ball together and roll to make one giant ball. Roll into a 12 inch long snake, and then starting at one end coil roll to make a cookie. Place cookies 2 to 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheet to allow for spreading.4. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.Enjoy!
Here are my balls! (I know, I'm not right. I've been told that many times.)
And little ones.
They look much the same after baking as before.
I think next time I would double the recipe (I got about 13 cookies out of this recipe) and add a smidge more sugar. Cause I'm NOT sweet enough already.