These are fun to make and your guests or family will go wild over their appearance.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
Yellow, green and red food color
1 1/2 tsp. each grated lemon, lime and orange peel
Yellow, green and orange colored sugar
Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Blend in flour and salt.
Divid dough into 4 parts.
To 1 part, add few drops of yellow food color and the lemon peel.
To 1 part, add few drops green food color and the lime peel.
To 1 part, add few drops each red and yellow food color and the orange peel.
Leave remaining part of dough plain.
Work in color and peel with hands.
Covor dough; chill 1 hour
Shape each colored dough into roll, 2 inches in diameter and 4 inches long.
Divide plain dough into 3 parts; roll each part into rectangle, 6X4 inches.
Wrap 1 rectangle around each roll colored dough; press firmly together.
Roll in matching colored sugar.
Wrap and chill 6 hours.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut each roll into 1/8 inch slices.
Place on ungreased baking sheet' cut each slice in half.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes.
Immediately remove from baking sheet.