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       Title: Pastel Pretties
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 96 servings
  
     3/4 c  Sugar
   1 3/4 c  Flour
       1    Egg
     1/2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Anise extract
     1/2 c  Butter
  
      DESCRIPTION: Buttery, anise-flavored discs of pink, green and yellow.
      Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Beat butter
   until soft. Cream in sugar.  Add egg, vanilla and anise, mixing well. Add
   in flour and mix until incorporated. Chill dough slightly (half an hour).
   Divide dough in half.  Return half to refrigerator. Divide remaining half
   into three parts. Color one part pale pink, one part pale green and one
   part pale yellow.  Roll each color into two, 10-inch long ropes. Place the
   six ropes on a baking sheet and refrigerate.
   
      Remove plain dough from refrigerator and divide in half. Return half to
   refrigerator. Roll remaining half into a 10 x 6 inch rectangle. Place one
   pink, one green and one yellow rope in rectangle, with two ropes on the
   bottom and the third centered over the two. Wrap plain dough around ropes
   to form a “casing.” Wrap the roll in plastic and refrigerate at least 45
   minutes. Repeat process with remaining ropes and plain dough. Slice chilled
   logs into 3/16 slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake 15
   minutes or until firm, but not brown.  (Browning slightly on bottom is
   fine.) Cool on racks. Store separately from other cookies because anise
   flavoring “travels.” STORAGE: Up to two weeks airtight, three months in
   freezer. Family recipe of Theresa Grant, HWWK11b.
  
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