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       Title: Halloween: Thumbprint Cookies
  Categories: Halloween
       Yield: 48 Servings
  
       1 c  Butter or margarine; soften
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
     1/4 c  Milk
       2 ts Vanilla
     2/3 c  Cocoa
       2 c  Flour
     1/2 ts Salt
 
 ---------------------------ORANGE & GREEN FILLING---------------------------
       1 c  Powdered sugar
       2 tb Butter or margarine; soften
       4 ts Milk
     1/2 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Grated orange peel
  
   In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla until well
   blended. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add to butter mix, mixing
   until well blended. Refrigerate dough 1-2 hours or until firm enough to
   handle. Heat oven to 350~. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Shape dough into
   1 balls. Place on cookie sheets. Press thumb gently in center of each
   cookies. (You may need to coat finger with sugar for indentation to
   remain). Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from
   cookie sheets to wire rack. Cool completely. Spoon about 1/4 tsp orange
   filling in each thumbprint. Decorate with green filling to look like stem
   of a pumpkin.
   
   ORANGE AND GREEN FILLING: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar,
   softened butter, milk and vanilla. Beat on high until smooth. Remove scant
   2 TB of filling. Tint this with green food color; set aside. Add freshly
   grated orange peel to remaining icing and use red and yellow food coloring
   to make orange.
   
   GHOST COOKIES: Make icing and omit food coloring and orange peel. Decorate
   cookies to look like ghosts.
   
   Entered for you by: Bill Webster
  
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