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Happy Holiday Cookies

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 drops green food coloring
1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
colored sugars, crystal sugars, multicolored decorator sprinkles, etc.
powdered sugar

Heat oven to 375. In large mixer bowl combine sugar, butter, egg
and vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well
mixed (1 to 2 minutes) Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder
and salt. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Leave 1 portion in mixer bowl;
add green food coloring. Beat at medium speed until well mixed (1
minute). Place 1 portion plain dough in medium bowl. By hand, stir
in melted cooled chocolate. (Now you have green dough, chocolate
dough and white dough.)

Shape dough into 1/4 to 1/2 inch balls. Place on lightly greased
cookie sheets in desired forms according to variations below. Bake
for 7 to 8 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 minute; carefully
remove from cookie sheets.


Trees: Place 10 green or plain balls to form a solid triangle.
Use 1 chocolate ball for trunk. (Balls should touch slightly.)
Decorate with candies.

Wreaths: Place 8 green, chocolate or plain balls to form a circle.
(Balls should touch slightly). Decorate with candies.

Candy Canes: Place 7 chocolate or plain balls to form candy cane.
(Balls should slightly touch. Decorate with candies or sprinkle
with powdered sugar after baking.

Snowman: Shape dough into 1 to 2 inch balls. Place 3 balls to form
snowman. Slightly flatten each ball with bottom of buttered glass
dipped in sugar.


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