HUGS 'N' KISSES COOKIES
by: Anna McElligott
1 pkg. (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
Red colored sugar, optional
Cut cookie dough into 1/4" slices. On a floured surface, roll each slice into a 6" rope. Cut half of the ropes in half width-wise. Form into X's on ungreased baking sheets; seal edges and flatten slightly. Shape remaining ropes into O's on ungreased baking sheets; seal the edges and flatten slightly. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool for 3 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. YIELD: about 5 dozen.