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I have baked these cookies for 39 years. I got the recipe out of a bag of Gold Medal flour and the recipe is by Betty Crocker. I think the dough is sweet and kids like to eat it before it is baked. I have taken them to work on all holidays and it tastes like best bakery cookies. Very good and fun to make.

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 cup margarine
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Frosting:
1 egg white
Powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring

Instructions

Cream sugar and margarine together. Mix in egg and almond flavoring. Stir dry ingredients together and blend into sugar and margarine mixture. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Using half of the dough at a time, roll out on floured table. Cut with cookie cutters. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet, 7 to 8 minutes until light brown. To make frosting, beat 1 egg white until frothy then add 1 cup at at time of powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon or less of almond flavoring. Then add more powdered sugar until right consistency, slightly runny. Add food coloring to decorate.

Rosella Eastman
Rock Island



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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