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       Title: AUNTIE VAN'S CHRISTMAS COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 72 servings
  
       2 c  Granulated sugar
       1 c  Butter, softened
       2    Eggs
       1 t  Vanilla
       5 c  All-purpose flour
       1 t  Baking soda
       1 c  Sour cream
 
 ------------------------------COFFEE FROSTING------------------------------
       1 T  Instant coffee granules
       1 T  Hot water
       6 T  Butter, softened
       1 t  Vanilla
       3 c  Sifted powdered sugar
     1/3 c  Whipping cream
  
   Beat granulated sugar and 1 cup butter in large bowl until light and
   fluffy. Blend in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine flour and baking
   soda; add alternately with sour cream, mixing well after each addition.
   Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Roll out 1
   piece on lightly floured surface to 1/8 thickness (keep remaining dough
   refrigerated). Cut into desired shapes; place on ungreased cookie sheets.
   Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Repeat
   with remaining dough. Cool completely. Frost with Coffee Frosting.
   
   Makes 6 dozen cookies.
   
   COFFEE FROSTING: Dissolve coffee granules in water. Beat 6 tablespoons
   butter in medium bowl until soft. Stir in coffee mixture and 1 teaspoon
   vanilla. Add powdered sugar; mix until well combined. Gradually add cream
   until good spreading consistency.
  
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