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       Title: Christmas Ribbons
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 5 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Butter
       1 c  Sugar
       1 tb Baking powder
       1    Egg
       2 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Lemon or orange extract
   3 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
            Red and green food coloring
  
      Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium
   speed for 30 seconds.  Add   sugar and baking powder and beat well. Add
   egg,  vanilla, and lemon or orange extract. Beat till well combined. Beat
   in as much flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden
   spoon.
     Divide dough into three portions.  Tint one portion pink with a few drops
   of red food coloring and one portion light green with a few drops of green
   food coloring. Leave the remaining portion plain. Do not chill dough.
      Pack dough into a cookie press, placing pink dough on one side, green on
   the other, and the plain in the center. Using the ribbon plate, force dough
   through press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cut into 2-to 3-inch lengths.
          Bake in a 375~F oven for 6 to 8 minutes or til edges of cookies are
   firm but not brown.  Remove cookies and cool on wire racks. Makes about 60.
   Source:  BH&G Christmas Cookies 1995.
  
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