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       Title: Sugarplum Cookies/christmas Cookbook
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 84 servings
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine;
     1/2 c  Shortening
       1    Egg
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/8 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Cut-up dried or candied
            Or 2-3 ozs filberts
            Creamy frosting:
     1/2 c  Powdered sugar
     1/2 ts Vanilla
       2 tb Water; (2 to 3)
      Mix sugar, margarine, shortening and egg. Stir in flour, vanilla, baking
   powder and salt. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough by teaspoon around
   fruit to form balls. Place about 1 apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake
   until delicate brown, 12-15 minutes; cool. Spread tops of cookies with
   Creamy Frosting. Decorate with colored sugar, nonpareils or chopped nuts if
   desired. About 7 dozen cookies.
      Frosting: mix all ingredients until of desired consistency.