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This cookie won the "Best of Show" award this year at the Mercer County Fair.

Ingredients

1/2 cup soft margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg white, slightly beaten
3/4 cup nuts, chopped fine
1 cup powdered sugar
Small amount of milk
Food coloring, your choice

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix soft margarine, brown sugar, egg yolk and vanilla until well blended. Add flour and salt. Roll into 1 inch balls. Dip in slightly beaten egg white. Roll sides in chopped nuts, leaving top and bottom of ball plain. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Quickly press thumb gently on top of each cookie to make small indention. Return to oven and bake 8 minutes longer. Cool. Mix powdered sugar with milk to make frosting. Add choice of food coloring to frosting. Fill indention of each cookie with frosting.

Norma Gullickson
Keithsburg



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