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       Title: Basic Country Butter Cookies-Part 2
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 16 servings
  
            Variation continued.
  
     2.  CINNAMON-ALMOND BUTTONS:  Shape dough into one 7-inch log; freeze,
   wrapped in plastic, 10 minutes. In shallow dish combine 2 tbsp. granulated
   sugar and 2 tsp. ground cinnamon; roll log in mixture. Slice log into
   1/4-inch rounds; press 2 slivered almonds into center of each. Bake 8 to 10
   minutes.  Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.
   
      3.  PEANUTBUTTER 'N' JELLY SCALLOPS:  Substitute 1/4 cup chunk-style
   peanut butter for 1/4 cup butter. After chilling, roll out dough to
   1/4-inch thickness; cut into 2-inch thickness; cut into 2-inch scalloped
   rounds. Using handle of wooden spoon, make shallow depression across center
   of each.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes.  Makes about
     2 1/2    dozen.
   
      4.  ORANGE-CHOCOLATE CHIPPERS:  Stir 1 tbsp. grated orange peel and 1
   pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips into dough. Drop unchilled dough by
   tablespoonfuls; bake 8 to 10 minutes. When cool, brush lightly with orange
   marmalade. Make about 4 dozen.
   
      5.  APPLE PIE SQUARES:  Increase baking powder to 1 tsp.; stir 1/2 cup
   chopped walnuts into dough.  Pat dough into greased 9-inch square baking
   pan; press back of teaspoon into dough to make 36 indentations. Fill
   indentations with 1/2 cup applesauce flavored with 1/4 tsp. each nutmeg and
   cinnamon.  Bake 40 to 45 minutes until firm to touch. Cool in pan. Drizzle
   with Quick Confectioners' Icing, (see recipe below); cut into 1/2 inch
   squares. Makes 3 dozen.
  
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