---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.03
  
       Title: ALPHABET COOKIES
  Categories: Desserts, Cookies
       Yield: 8 servings
  
   1 1/2 ea STICKS BUTTER OR MARGARINE
     3/4 c  SUGAR
       1 ea EGG
     1/2 ts VANILLA OR ALMOND
       1 x  EXTRACT (to taste)
       2 c  ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
     1/4 ts BAKING POWDER
     1/4 ts SALT
       1 x  MILK FOR BRUSHING ON TOP OF
       1 x  SUGAR FOR DECORATING
  
   Use an electric mixer and beat butter or margarine
   until soft. Add 3/4 cup sugar and beat until fluffy.
   Add egg and vanilla or almond flavoring and beat
   again.  Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together
   and add to butter-sugar-egg mixture a little bit at a
   time.  Divide the dough into 2 parts, wrap in plastic
   wrap and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to get
   hard enough to play with like modeling clay.  Then
   make small balls of dough and roll into ropes. Shape
   the ropes into numbers or letters on an ungreased
   cookie sheet, leaving a little space between them.
   Brush with a little milk, sprinkle on a bit of sugar
   and bake at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes.  Cool
   on a rack.
  
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