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       Title: Holiday Hideaways
  Categories: Cookies, Chocolate
       Yield: 1 servings
  
            Cookie:
     2/3 c  Golden crisco shortening
     3/4 c  Granulated sugar
       1    Egg
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Almond extract
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
      48    Maraschino cherries; well
            -drained
            Coating:
   1 1/2 c  White or dark coating
            = chocolate
       3 tb Golden crisco shortening
       3 tb Finely-chopped pecans
       3 tb Shaved white chocolate
  
   1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
   2. Cream Golden Crisco Shortening, sugar, egg, vanilla and
   almond extracts in large bowl at medium speed of electric
   mixer until well blended.
   3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
   4. Add to creamed mixture, beating at low speed until
   smooth.
   5. Wrap dough in thin layer around cherries. Place on
   ungreased baking sheet.
   6. Bake at 350F (180C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool.
   Coating:
   1. Melt chocolate and Golden Crisco Shortening together,
   stirring until smooth.
   2. Dip cooled cookies in chocolate, one at a time, turning
   to coat completely. Lift cookie out of chocolate on a fork
   and let excess drip off.
   3. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
   4. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of white chocolate
   cookies. Sprinkle white chocolate shaving on dark chocolate
   cookies while chocolate is still wet.
   5. Chill to set chocolate.
      Hint: These are also nice rolled in icing sugar instead
   of the chocolate. Makes: 48 cookies   Freezing: Excellent,
   if uncoated
  
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