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Dessert: Holiday Butter Cookies -

Holiday Butter Cookies

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2cupbutter, softened
1/2cupmargarine, softened
food coloring
2 1/4cupall-purpose flour
1/4tspbaking powder
1tspalmond extract
colored sugar crystals
a cookie press (optional)

Recipe Instructions:

1.   Preheat oven to 375F.
2.   Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and margarine together until fluffy. Gradually beat in the sugar.
3.   Add the egg and a few drops of food coloring (red for Valentine's Day, green for Christmas Trees, etc.) and mix well.
4.   Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend until smooth. Repeat with the rest of the flour mixture.
5.   Fill a cookie press with dough and select any cookie disc. Form the cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with colored sugar crystals.
6.   Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks. Yields about 6 to 7 dozen.
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