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MERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIES July 21, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIES

  The honey in this recipe makes these cookies melt in your mouth.

  1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  1/2 cup sugar
  1 egg
  2/3 cup honey
  1 teaspoon lemon extract
  2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  1 teaspoon baking soda
  1 teaspoon salt

  In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening,
  sugar, egg, honey, and lemon extract until light
  and fluffy. Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt;
  stir until well blended. Refrigerate dough at
  least 1 hour or overnight.

  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease
  cookie sheets. On a lightly floured board, roll
  dough to 1/4-inch thick; cut into desired
  shapes with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart
  onto prepared cookie sheets.

  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light
  brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire
  racks. When cool, frost with Milk-Frosting
  and decorate as desireds.

  Yields 5 dozen cookies.

  MILK FROSTING
  1 cup powdered sugar
  1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

  In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar,
  lemon extract, and enought milk to make
  frosting easy to spread. Tint, if desired, with a
  few drops of food coloring.

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