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       Title: Cat Fancies
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
   1 1/4 c  Firmly-packed brown sugar
     3/4 c  Golden crisco shortening
       2 tb Milk
       1 tb Vanilla
       1    Egg
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Salt
     3/4 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Semi-sweet chocolate chips
       1 c  Coarsely chopped pecans
            -(optional)
      72    Pecan halves
            = (about 1 cup/250 ml)
     108    Candy coated chocolate
            -candies
            =(about 1/2 cup/125 ml)
      72    Pretzel sticks; halved
  
   1. Combine brown sugar, shortening, milk and vanilla in
   large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until
   well blended. Beat egg into creamed mixture.
   2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed
   mixture just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and
   pecans pieces. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
   3. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Place sheets of foil on
   countertop for cooling cookies4. Form dough into 1-inch
   (2.5 cm) balls. Place balls of dough 3 inches (7 cm) apart
   onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten each cookie with palm
   of hand. Press 2 pecan halves into the top of each cookie
   to look like cat ears. Press two pretzel sticks halves into
   each side of the cookie for whiskers.
   5. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375F (190C) for 8
   to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for
   crisp cookies. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Remove baking sheet from
   oven. Press candy coated chocolate candies into each cookie
   for eyes and mouth. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove
   cookies to foil to cool completely.
   
   If nuts are omitted, add an additional 1/2 cup (125 mL)
   semi-sweet chocolate chips.
   Makes: About 3 dozen cookies
  
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