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       Title: Mexican Flag Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 9 servings
  
            Cookies:
     3/4 c  Butter-flavored shortening
   1 1/4 c  Light brown sugar; pack
       2 tb Milk
       2 ts Coconut extract
       1    Egg
   1 3/4 c  Plain all-purpose flour
       1 ts Salt
     3/4 ts Baking soda
            Icing:
       1 c  Confectioners' sugar
       1 tb Milk; (1 to 2)
            Red and green food coloring
     1/4 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
  
   Recipe by: VGHC42A
        Heat oven to 350~. Place sheets of foil on counter top for cooling
   cookies.  Grease a 9x13 pan with shortening. Combine shortening, brown
   sugar, milk and coconut extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of
   electric mixer until well blended. Beat egg into creamed mixture. Combine
   flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture just until blended.
   Spread dough evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 375~ for 14 to 17 minutes.
   Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes in pan. Cut into 3x4 rectangles. Remove
   cookies to foil to cool.
   
       ICING-Stir the confectioners' sugar and millk until smooth. Add
   additional sugar if paste is too thin. Divide icing into 3 small bowls. Add
   food coloring to achieve the desired shade of green and red to two bowls,
   leaving 1 bowl white. Decorate to resemble Mexican flags. Place chips in a
   heavy re-sealable bag. Micro on MEDIUM for 1 minute or until melted,
   checking every 30 seconds. Knead bag until smooth. Cut tip off corner of
   bag and pipe Mexican flag emblem onto cookies. Source: Baton Rouge
   Advocate, LA.
  
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