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       Title: Calling Bird Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 48 servings
  
       1 c  Butter; softened
       1 c  Sugar
       1    Egg
       2 ts Almond extract
   2 1/2 c  Flour
       1 ts Baking powder
       2 tb Orange juice
            Glaze and decorations:
     1/4 c  Light corn syrup
       2 ts Water
            Sliced almonds
            Granulated sugar
  
        In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar; add egg and almond
   extract.With mixer at low speed, add flour, baking powder and orange juice.
   Blend well.  Divide dough into thirds. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until
   firm...about 2 hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
       On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough, 1/3 at a time, to 1/8 to
   1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3 to 4-inch bird-shaped cookie cutters. Place
   cookies 1 apart on lightly greased baking sheet.
      In a small bowl, stir together corn syrup and water; lightly brush
   mixture over cookies.  Arrange sliced almonds to resemble wing and tail
   feathers. Bake for 6-9 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1
   minute; transfer to cooling rack. While still warm, brush with corn syrup
   mixture. Sprinkle with sugar.  Makes 4 dozen cookies.
  
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