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                              Sugar Cookie Mix
 Recipe By     : Lisa Lepsy
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Gift Idea                        Holiday
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           butter softened
      1/2  cup           shortening
    6      cups          all-purpose flour
    1      Tablespoon    baking powder
    1      Tablespoon    salt
                         To Make Colored Sugar:
      1/4  cup           sugar
    2      drops         food coloring -- any shade
 In a small mixing bowl combine butter and shortening. In a large bowl combine
 remaining cookie ingredients. Using a pastry blender, two knives or a food
 processor cut shortening mixture into flour mixture til like fine meal. Store
 in air tight container in fridge til gift giving with recipe as follows:
 Sugar cookies, combine 2 cups of mix with 2/3 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon of
 vanilla, 2 Tablespoons of milk and 1 egg.Roll on floured surface with floured
 pin to 1/8 thickness. Cut shapes and bake at 400 degrees on a lightly
 greased cookie sheet for 5-8 minutes, or until lightly browned on edges.
 Sprinkle with colored sugar before baking if desired or frost and decorate
 when cooled. 3 1/2 dozen ccokies.
 To make colored sugars, in a jar combine sugar with 2-3 drops of color. Cover
 tightly and shake till blended.
 I put mix in a plain nonziplock gallon size baggie. Tie with ribbon or
 raffia. Add a wooden spoon, and cookie cutters in basket, lined with a linen
 napkin. I buy tiny jars and fill with different colored sugars, and throw in
 cookie cutters for whatever season. (Christmas, valentines day, halloween,
 etc. Nice teacher basket too, with an apple cookie cutter.)
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