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       Title: HOLIDAY SPICE COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 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 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 375ø. 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. Martina Boudreau, St. Louis, MO
   
      Randy Shearer
  
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