*  Exported from MasterCook II  *
 
                          DECORATED SPICE COOKIES
 
 Recipe By     : COOKING LIVE SHOW #CL8772
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Spice-cookie dough:
    4      cups          all-purpose flour
    1 1/2  teaspoons     ground cinnamon
    1      teaspoon      ground ginger
      1/2  teaspoon      each ground nutmeg and salt
      1/4  teaspoon      each ground allspice and cloves
    1 1/2  cups          butter or margarine, at room temperature
    1      cup           granulated sugar
    1      large         egg
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
 
 
 In a large bowl mix flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, allspice 
 and
 cloves until blended. In another large bowl beat butter and sugar 
 with
 electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. 
 Reduce
 mixer speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, beating until 
 well
 blended. Divide dough in thirds. Shape each into a ball and flatten 
 to a
 1-inch-thick round. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or 
 until
 firm enough to roll. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Have cookie sheets 
 ready.
 On a lightly floured surface roll one third of the dough at a time 
 (keep
 remainder refrigerated) to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough in desired 
 shapes
 with floured 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased 
 cookie
 sheets. (Chill and reroll scraps.) Bake about 12 minutes or until 
 cookies
 are golden on undersides and edges are just starting to brown. Cool
 completely on sheet on wire rack. Ice and decorate as desired. Let 
 stand
 until icing hardens, about 2 hours
 
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 NOTES : Yield: About fifty 3-inch cookie