*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              CHRISTMAS STARS
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Solid shortening
                         -(NOT butter)
      2/3   c            Granulated sugar
    2                    Eggs
    1       t            Salt
    1       t            Vanilla
    1       t            Almond flavoring
    2 3/4   c            Flour
    1 1/2   c            Powdered sugar
    2       tb           Cream or milk
    1 1/2   ts           Vanilla (not Mexican,
                         -unless you like
                         -tan frosting)
                         Food coloring
   Cream together the shortening and sugar.  Beat in the
   eggs, salt and flavorings.  Stir in the flour until
   blended.  Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Roll out on a floured
   surface to a thickness of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut
   with the cookie cutters of your choice (this was
   always a cause for argument in our family). Bake on
   ungreased cookie sheets until tan around the edges,
   about 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
   Make the frosting by beating together the sugar, milk
   and vanilla until smooth.  Divide and color each
   portion.  Frost the cookies.
   *  Frosted cookie-cutter cookies -- My mom got this
   recipe many years ago in a cookbook that came in
   installments, so it didn't have a name on the binder
   and I don't know what it was called. She had us (the
   kids) make these cookies every year. Yield: 2-4 dozen.
   *  These cookies are about the only ones I know that
   taste better cooked and cold than as raw dough.
   *  Cinnamon red hots make good eyes for animals or
   : Difficulty:  easy to moderate.
   : Time:  15 minutes preparation, 2 hours chilling, 15
   minutes rolling and baking.
   : Precision:  measure the ingredients.
   : Kate Hedstro'o'm
   : UC San Diego, San Diego, Calif., USA
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