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2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
paste-type food colring in red, green, yellow and blue
white frosting
yellow decoraters' sugar

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat
in the egg, vanilla and almond extracts. Gradually add the flour
and salt. Beat at low speed until well blended.

Divide dough into 10 equal sections. Combine 4 sections of the
dough with red paste-type coloring until smooth. Combine 3 sections
of the dough with green coloring until smooth. Combine 2 sections
of the dough with yellow coloring until smooth, and combine remaining
dough with blue coloring. Wrap each section of dough in plastic
wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Shape blue dough into an 8-inch log. Shape yellow dough into 8x3-inch
rectangle; place on waxed paper. Place blue log in center of yellow
rectangle and fold yellow edges up around blue log, pinching to
form seal. Roll to form smooth log. Roll green dough into 8x5-inch
rectangle. Place yellow log in center, pinch edges of green to
seal; roll smooth. Roll red dough into 8x7-inch rectangle. Place
green log in center, pinch edges of red to seal and roll smooth.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease or
line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cut log in half length-wise. Cut each half into 1/4 inch slices.
Place slices 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 to 12 minutes. (Do not
brown.) Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks and
let cool completely. Pipe small amount of white frosting on bottom
corner of each cookie to resemble a cloud. Sprinkle with yellow
decorating sugar. Let stand until frosting is set. Makes 5 dozen


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