makes about 48 cookies [i never count!]
2 c all-purpose flour
1 1/4 c powdered sugar
3/4 c unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp freshly grated orange peel
2 tsp lemon extract, not juice [don't omit]
1/4 c sugar
4 drops yellow food color
2 drops red food color
sift dry ingredients together to eliminate lumps and distribute evenly. combine all remaining ingredients in large bowl. beat at low speed. scrape bowl often, until well mixed.
divide dough in half. shape each half into a 6 x 1 1/2 inch log. wrap in plastic wrap. refrigerate until firm [at least 2 hrs].
combine sugar and yellow food color in jar with lid. cover and shake until well mixed [about 1 to 2 minutes]. remove 2 tbsp sugar; add red food color to remaining sugar. cover; shake until well mixed.
heat oven to 375°F.
cut logs in half lengthwise with sharp knife. roll 2 halves in yellow sugar and 2 halves in orange sugar.
cut into 1/4-inch slices. place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. bake for 8 to 10 minutes or til edges are lightly browned.