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       Title: 1990 2nd Place: Mom’s Sugar Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 48 servings
  
       1 c  Unsalted softened butter
   1 1/2 c  Confectioners sugar
       1    Egg
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Almond extract
   2 1/2 c  Flour
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Cream of tartar
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       8 oz Cream cheese, softened
       2 c  Confectioners' sugar
     1/4 ts Vanilla
            Milk
            Food coloring as desired
  
     Preparation time: 30 minutes Chilling time: 2 to 3 hours Cooking
     time: 7 to 8 minutes
   
      1. Cream butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract in large
     mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, baking soda and
     cream of tartar until mixed. Divide dough in half. Cover and
     refrigerate dough 2 to 3 hours. (Dough can be refrigerated up to
     several days; soften slightly before rolling out.)
   
      2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Have lightly greased baking sheets
     ready.
   
      3. Roll out half of dough on lightly floured surface to almost 1/4
     ~inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place
     cookies 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake until light
     brown on edges, 7 to 8 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
   
      4. For frosting, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in small bowl
     until smooth. Beat in milk until spreading consistency. Add food
     coloring as desired.
   
      5. Use frosting to decorate cookies. Let stand until frosting sets.
   
      Second place went to Nancy Rullo, of Bloomingdale, for her recipe for
     Mom’s sugar cookies in the shape of Santa Claus faces, iced with a
     cream cheese frosting and decorated in traditional holiday colors.
     The recipe, Rullo wrote, was one that her mother had found in her
     mother’s first cookbook. As children, Rullo and her brother would
     help cut out the Santa Claus shapes and watch them bake. from the
     Chicago Tribune third annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest
     December 13, 1990
  
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