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Christmas Candy Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup chopped almonds
1 package (8 ounces) mini red and green M&M's or Heath baking bits
Additional sugar

Instructions

In mixing bowl, cream butter, sugars and oil. Add eggs and extract; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds and candy. Chill for one hour or until firm enough to handle. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a flat-bottomed glass. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 8 dozen.

Betty E. Johnson
Moline



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