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                          CHRISTMAS ANGEL COOKIES
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Shortening
      1/2   c            Cream cheese, softened
    1       c            Light brown sugar,*
      1/2   c            Granulated sugar
    2                    Eggs
    3       c            Flour
      1/2   ts           Baking soda
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       tb           Vanilla
    2       c            Candied fruit, mixed
    2       c            Broken pecans or almonds
   * firmly packed
    The cream cheese gives these cookies a smooth
   texture, while the fruits sparkle and sweeten the
   flavor. Nice for using the candied fruits that didn't
   make it into the fruit cake.
    Preheat oven to 350ø.
    In a large bowl, cream shortening and cream cheese
   until smooth and fluffy. Add sugars and eggs, mixing
   well. In a seperate bowl, sift flour, baking soda and
   salt together.
    Add flour mixture to egg and sugar mixture; add
   vanilla. Mix well. Add candied fruit and nuts.
    Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly oiled cookie
   sheet and bake at 350ø for about 10-12 minutes. The
   cookies will be just browned at the edges.
   Hint: You may have to mix candied fruit and nuts in
   with your hands; a little shortening on your fingers
   will keep the mixture from sticking.
   Yield: 3 dozen. Irene Holloway, Chevy Chase, MD
      Randy Shearer
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