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       Title: Spice Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 100 servings
  
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            Dough--------------
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       1 c  Sugar
       2 ts Nutmeg
     1/4 c  Dark corn syrup
       1 c  Butter or margarine
       2 ts Cinnamon
       4 c  Flour, unsifted
       2 ts Cloves
       1 ts Baking soda
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       2 x  Egg whites
            Assorted food colors
       2 c  Powdered sugar
            Colored sugar, etc
     1/8 ts Cream of tartar
  
       Combine sugar, syrup and spices with 1/2 c water in med saucepan.
   Cook, stirring, over med heat just until mix starts to boil. Remove   from
   heat. Add butter, stir until melted. Cool 30 min. Stir in 3 c   flour and
   soda using wooden spoon.  Mix until smooth.    Add remaining flour.  Mix
   with hands until flour disappears. Turn   dough onto lightly floured
   board; knead until smooth. Form dough into   ball. Wrap in plastic film
   and chill at least 2 hours, no longer than   5 days. Divide dough into
   fourths.     On lightly floured surface,   roll out dough, 1/4 at a time,
   to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with   assorted cookie cutters. Place cookies
   on lightly greased cookie   sheet. Bake at 350 for 6 - 8 min until lightly
   browned. Cool   completely on wire racks. Store for 24 hrs before icing.
     To make   icing:  mix egg whites w/ powdered sugar and cream of tartar
   at med   speed until mix will hold its shape. Divide icing into small
   bowls.   Add enough food color to tint desired shades. Icing may be
   applied w/   pastry or paint brushes. Decorate w/ colored sugar,
   sprinkles, etc   while icing is moist.
  
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