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2 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 egg
1/4 cup green sugar crystals
1/4 cup confetti or nonpareil candy

Put flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, almond extract and
egg into large bowl of an electric mixer. Mix together, using low
speed. Dough will be crumbly. Then knead dough with hands until
mixture holds together.

Remove 1/3 cup of the dough; wrap and refrigerate. Divide remaining
dough in thirds. Using hands, roll each into a 6-inch log.

Put sugar crystals on a sheet of wax paper. Roll each log in the
sugar crystals to coat well; use the wax paper as a guide to press
in crystals. Shape each log into a triangle, pressing gently on
wax paper to give three sharp corners. Make sure to make 2 sides
longer than the third side. Wrap each log well and refrigerate at
least 4 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. To bake, slice logs crosswise into 1/4-inch
slices. Put slices about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
For each cookie, shape about 1/2 teaspoon of the reserved 1/3 cup
dough into a tree trunk. Attach to bottom underside of each tree.
Sprinkle each cookie lightly with candy decorations, if desired.

Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove to
wire racks. Cool completely.


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