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       Title: Sugarplum Cookies/christmas Cookbook
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 84 servings
  
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine;
            -softened
     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
            -fruit
            Or 2-3 ozs filberts
            Creamy frosting:
     1/2 c  Powdered sugar
     1/2 ts Vanilla
       2 tb Water; (2 to 3)
  
   Recipe by: CHRISTMAS COOKBOOK
      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.
  
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