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                               SPUMONI SLICES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Nuts
                 Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Shortening
      1/2   c            Margarine or butter
    3       c            All purpose flour
    1       c            Sugar
    1                    Egg
    2       tb           Milk
    1       t            Vanilla
      1/2   ts           Baking soda
    1                    Square (1 ounce) semi-sweet
                         Chocolate, melted and
                         Cooled
    4       ts           Milk
      1/3   c            Chopped candied red
                         Cherries
      1/2   c            Chopped pistachio nuts
      1/4   ts           Rum flavoring
                         Few drops green food
                         Coloring
                         Powdered sugar icing or
                         Melted chocolate (optional)
 
   Beat shortening and margarine or butter about 30
   seconds or till softened. Add half the flour, the
   sugar, egg, 2 Tbsp. milk, vanilla, baking soda, and
   1/4 tsp. salt.  Beat till thoroughly combined,
   scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Stir in
   remaining flour.
   
   Divide dough into thirds.  Into one portion, mix
   chocolate and 2 tsp. of the milk.  Into second
   portion, mix cherries.  Into third portion mix nuts,
   remaining milk, flavoring, and enough green food
   coloring to tint dough.
   
   To shape dough, line bottom and sides of an 8 x 4 x 2
   inch loaf pan with clear plastic wrap.  Press pink
   dough evenly in pan.  Top with chocolate dough.  Top
   with green dough.  Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
   
   Invert pan; remove dough.  Remove plastic wrap.  Cut
   dough into 1/4 inch thick slices; cut each slice
   crosswise into three pieces.  Place 2 inches apart on
   ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in 375 oven 8 to 10
   minutes or till edges are lightly browned.  Remove and
   cool on rack.  Drizzle with powdered sugar icing
   tinted green or with melted chocolate.  Makes about 84
   
   From: Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies 1992
  
 
 
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