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       Title: Swirled Mint Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 144 servings
       1    Egg
       2 c  Flour
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Peppermint extract
       1 c  Butter
      10 dr Red food coloring
       1 c  Sugar
      10 dr Green food coloring
   Recipe by: Theresa Grant
      DESCRIPTION: These pretty little peppermint-flavored cookies are a
   tasty, colorful addition to any holiday cookie box.
      Combine flour & baking powder. Beat butter until softened. Add sugar &
   beat until fluffy. Add egg & extracts & beat well. Add flour mixture & beat
   till well mixed. Divide dough into thirds. Stir red food coloring into one
   third, green into another, & leave one third plain. Cover each and chill
   one hour. Roll each color into 1/2 diameter ropes. Using one rope of each
   color, twist together (Like a three-colored candy cane). Slice twisted
   ropes into 1/4 pieces. Place slices 2 apart on ungreased cookie sheet and
   flatten to 1/4 thickness with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake in
   375~ oven until just set (do not brown), about 8 minutes. Remove and cool
   on racks.     STORAGE: Airtight about 2 weeks. Frozen, up to three months.
       From BH&G “Cookies for Christmas.”