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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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