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 Chrismas Tree Cookies
 Recipe By: Grace Nelson from S'port Times
 Serving Size: 1
 Preparation Time: 1:00
 Categories: Cookies Christmas Favorites 
 Amount Measure Ingredient Preparation Method
 1 stick margarine or butter 
 1/2 cup shortening (butter flavored) 
 2 cups sugar 
 2 whole eggs 
 2 teaspoons vanilla 
 4 cups self- rising flour 
 Cream together butter/margarine and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix.
  Add flour aand form 2-3 inch balls; flatten with hands and place 6 to a
 cookie sheet.  Bake at 375* about 15 minutes.   Frost with icing made from 1
 lb. confectioner’s sugar, and 4 T. of meringue powder (from Wal-Mart or cake
 decorating dept. and icing paste from same source).  Make holes with ice-pick
 and open while still warm or hot from oven.
 Notes: I found this and made it for Ford and John for Xmas '93 and frosted
 them and they were so good. Gracie saved it!
 Serving Ideas: These are tough enough to be made into ornaments.