Cookies on a Stick
1 1/2 C. sugar
3/4 C. margarine or butter
1 1/2 t. vanilla
3 C. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Red or green food coloring
Beat sugar and margarine until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Add combined dry ingredients; mix well.
Divide dough in half. Tint one half of dough with food coloring. Refrigerate all dough several hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 375° F.
Roll half of tinted dough to a 1/4-inch thick, 8-inch square on lightly floured wax paper. Repeat with half of untinted dough. Place one dough square on top of the other; roll up. Cut dough into 1/2-inch slices. Press and flatten each slice into 2-1/2-inch circles. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Slide stick into each cookie to center; gently press dough around stick.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
Makes 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.