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Standard Refrigerator Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

6  c  Flour
4  ts  Baking powder
1/2  ts  Salt
1 1/2  c  Shortening
3  c  Brown sugar
2    Eggs, well beaten
2  ts  Vanilla

Stir flour, baking powder and salt together. Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and flavoring and mix well. Add dry ingredients. Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Leave 1 plain and make the following variations of remaining dough. Shape each piece of dough into a roll. Chill. When firm, slice very thin and bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes. Chocolate: Add 2 squares of melted chocolate to 1 portion : of dough and blend well. Coconut: Add 1/3 cup coconut to 1 portion and mix well. Fruit: Add 1/3 cup chopped dated, raisins, dried apricots or figs to 1 portion and mix well. Nut: Add 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds, pecans, peanuts or walnuts to 1 portion and mix well. Spice: Add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg to 1 portion and mix well. Food coloring can be added. Katharine Marsolf Applied Computing Devices, Inc.

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