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These cookies take some extra work but are so pretty. They can be used for many special events by changing the color of frosting.

Ingredients

1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3 teaspoons flavoring (almond or vanilla)
2-2/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Cream butter, sugar, egg and flavoring. Sift dry ingredients, then add to butter mixture. Using 1/2 of dough, roll into two rectangles 12x6-inches. Cut each rectangle into three strips lengthwise. Carefully place each strip on ungreased baking sheet. using remaining dough in cookie press with star design, make long ropes on each side of each strip and one rope down the center of each strip. Bake 10 minutes at 375 degrees. When cool fill in between rows with colored frosting. Cut in one-inch diagonal strips.

Norma Gullickson
Keithsburg



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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