*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      MOTHER'S POINSETTIAS (CHRISTMAS)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Holidays
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Butter
    1       c            Sugar
    1       t            Vanilla
    1       t            Almond extract
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2                    Eggs
    3       c            Flour -- sifted
 
      Oven 325~.
   
      NOTE--Cookie dough must pass easily through a
   cookie press. It may be necessary to add from 1/4 to
   1/2 cup more flour to adjust consistency.
   
      Cream all ingredients on mixer except flour.  Work
   in flour by hand.
   
      TO MAKE POINSETTIAS:
      Reserve 1/2 cup dough to color green for leaves.
   Using red vegetable color, color dough to desired
   shade. Use sunburst plate of cookie press for flower.
   
      TO MAKE LEAVES:
      Using green vegetable color, color dough to desired
   shade. Take a pinch of dough in palm of your hand.
   Roll with finger of other hand in your palm to tapered
   shape. Lay on ungreased sheet. Take a fork dipped in
   4x sugar and flatten green to make leaf.  Space leaves
   four to a row, making 3 rows of leaves.  DO ALL LEAVES
   FIRST. The with press filled with red dough, drop out
   red flower at the bottom of the leaf. With toothpick,
   indent center of flower and put silver dragee in
   center. Bake at 325~ for 10 minutes. Cool on racks.
   Store in tin box between layer of wax paper.
  
 
 
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