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       Title: 1986 Winner: Impatient Person’s “I'm Hungry” Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 36 servings
       1 c  Unsalted butter, softened
       8 oz Cream cheese, softened
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       1    Egg
       1 ts Vanilla
       3 c  Flour
       1 ts Baking powder
     Preparation time: 20 minutes Chilling time: Several hours Baking
     time: 10 to 15 minutes
       1. Cream butter and cream cheese in large mixer bowl. Beat in sugar
     until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour and baking
     powder. Chill several hours.
       2. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into small balls. Place on
     ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a glass that has been dipped in
     vanilla sugar (sugar in which you have stored a vanilla bean) or plain
       3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Cool
     on wire racks.
       Winner Jeanette McCarthy, Downers Grove, Illinois, describes her
     impatient person’s “I'm hungry” cookies: “When I was a child, part of
     our Christmas celebration involved visits to my father’s relatives
     during the time between Christmas and Epiphany. Great-Aunt Elizabeth
     came from a family whose women had been cooks for a wealthy family in
     Hungary. As a result, her cooking was usually slightly different and
     somewhat elegant.
       ”A treasured memory of Christmas at Great-Aunt Elizabeth’s house
     was a cookie that I never learned to eat in moderation. Although my
     mother warned me not to say anything, one of the first things I would
     say upon arrival was, 'I'm hungry,' hoping that these cookies would
     appear. Much to my delight they usually did, and in fact, began also
     to appear at Easter, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and any other
     time we got together to celebrate." from the Chicago Tribune annual
     Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 4, 1986