Created by Fizzybrat on June 23, 2019
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour and baking powder; set aside.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Add the 1 cup sugar; beat until fluffy.
Step 4: Add egg, vanilla, and extract; beat well.
Step 5: Add flour mixture; beat until well-mixed.
Step 6: Divide dough into three equal portions.
Step 7: Stir red food coloring into one portion, stir green food coloring into another, and leave remaining dough portion plain.
Step 8: Cover; chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
Step 9: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 10: Divide each color of dough into four equal portions.
Step 11: On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 1/2-inch-diameter rope.
Step 12: Place one red, one green, and one plain rope side by side. Twist together.
Step 13: Repeat with remaining ropes.
Step 14: Chill dough for 30 minutes.
Step 15: Cut ropes into 1/2-inch-thick slices for larger cookies or 1/4-inch-thick slices for smaller ones.
Step 16: Carefully roll slices into balls, blending colors as little as possible.
Step 17: Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 18: Using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar, flatten each ball to 1/4-inch thickness.
Step 19: Bake in preheated oven until edges are set (allow 8 to 10 minutes for larger cookies; 6 to 8 minutes for smaller ones).
Step 20: Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool.