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       Title: Holiday Spice Cookies/make Ahead
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine
       1 c  Light brown sugar*
       2    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Lemon extract
     1/2 ts Anise extract
   2 3/4 c  Sifted flour
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Black pepper
     1/4 ts Nutmeg
     1/4 ts Ground cloves
     1/8 ts Mace
            Confectioners sugar
  
      * firmly packed. Just the smell of these cookies baking is enough to get
   you in the holiday spirit.
       In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with brown sugar. Beat eggs and
   extracts. In another bowl, add sifted flour and mix baking powder, salt,
   pepper and spices. Gradually add flour butter mixture, mixing well after
   each addition. Chill 2 hours or overnight.
       Preheat oven to 375. Shape dough with two teaspoons into ovals and
   place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes. Carefully remove
   cookies from baking sheets to wire racks and sprinkle with confectioners
   sugar. Cool and store in airtight containers. These cookies keep well and
   mellow with age. They're their best about 5-8 days after baking. Yield:
   about 5 dozen.
  
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