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       Title: Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
     1/2 c  Sugar
     3/4 c  Butter; softened
       1    Egg yolk
       1 ts Almond extract
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/4 c  Unsweetened cocoa powder
  
       Heat oven to 375 degrees.  In large bowl combine all ingredients except
   flour and cocoa.  Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy (2-3 min.).
   Gradually add flour and cocoa until well mixed (2-3 min.). Shape rounded
   teaspoonfuls as desired (1 balls, 2"-3 logs, blls flattened, balls with
   indentations, etc.) or use cookie press. Place 1 apart on cookie sheets.
   Bake for 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool. Decorate with melted chocolate
   chips, melted almond bark, nuts, colored sugars, candied fruit, candies,
   maraschino cherries, etc.
  
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