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       Title: Christmas Cut-Out Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
            For cookies:
     1/3 c  Butter
     1/3 c  Shortening
     3/4 c  Granulated sugar
       1    Egg
       1 tb Milk
       1 ts Vanilla
       2 c  All-purpose flour
   1 1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
            For frosting to spread:
   1 1/2 c  Powdered sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
       2 tb Water
            Liquid or paste food
            -coloring
            For frosting to pipe:
   1 1/2 c  Powdered sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 tb Water
       1 tb Butter; softened
            Liquid or paste food
            -coloring
  
   Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/2/96 To make cookies: Beat butter,
   shortening and sugar until light. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Sift
   together flour, baking powder and salt. Beat dry ingredients into moist a
   little at a time. Chill for 3 hours.
   
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
   
   Using a little dough at a time, roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with
   floured cutters and bake 8 to 10 minutes on lightly greased cookie sheets.
   Let cool.
   
   To make frosting to spread: Mix sugar with vanilla, water and your choice
   of food colorings. For intense color, use paste coloring. Frost cooled
   cookies.
   
   To make frosting to pipe: Mix sugar with vanilla, water and butter. Color
   as desired. Pipe onto cookies for accent colors.
   
   Yield: About 3 dozen, depending on cutter size. By Tina Danze.
  
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