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       Title: Peppermint Patties
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 servings
  
     1/2 lb Margarine; softened
     2/3 lb Sugar
       1    Egg
       1 ts Peppermint extract
   1 1/8 lb All-purpose flour
     1/4 oz Baking powder
     1/8 ts Salt
  
   Recipe by: Janet Baker
      Cream margarine; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
   Add egg and extract, beating well.
      Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating
   just till blended. Divide dough in half; add a few drops of red food
   coloring to one half, and knead till color is evenly distributed. Leave the
   other half alone, or may color with green food coloring, doing the same as
   above. Cover both halves and refrigerate till both halves are firm.
      Divide each portion half into 2 halves again. On floured wax paper, roll
   one white portion into an 8 inch square. Do the same with a red portion.
   Invert white dough onto red dough, and roll firmly into a tight jelly roll
   form, removing paper as you do so. Do the same with the other 2 halves.
   Cover and chill.
      Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
   Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
       NOTES : These cookies will not raise when baked, and will not brown.
   You must be very careful not to overcook, or the cookies will be very hard.
  
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