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       Title: SUGAR COOKIE ORNAMENTS
  Categories: Cookies
    Servings: 48
  
       1 pk DUNCAN HINES Golden Sugar
            -Cookie Mix
       1    Egg
       1 t  Milk
            Assorted colored sugar
            -crystals, cinnamon gems,
            -nonpareils or decors
            DUNCAN HINES Vanilla Layer
            -Cake Frosting (opt)
  
   1. Preheat oven to 375'F.
   
   2. Combine cookie mix, contents of buttery flavor packet from Mix, egg and
   milk in large bowl. Stir until thoroughly blended. Form dough into 1
   balls. Place 3 apart on ungreased baking sheets. Grease and flour bottom
   of drinking glass. Press gently to flatten cookies to form 2 circles.
   
   3. Press end of drinking straw into top of each cookie to make hole.
   Decorate cookies as desired or leave plain to frost.
   
   4. Bake at 375'F. for 5-7 minutes or until set but not browned. Press
   straw through holes in top of cookies again. Cool 1 minute on baking
   sheets. Remove to cooling racks. Cool completely. Frost plain cookies, if
   desired.
   
   5. String ribbon through holes in cookies. Tie at top.
   
   Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.
   
   TIP: Frosting can be divided and tinted with a few drops of red and green
   food coloring. Stir until well blended. Frost patterns on ornaments or
   frost and sprinkle with decors.
   
   PAINTED ORNAMENTS: Combine 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water. Stir well.
   Divide into 3 custard cups. Tint each with 1 drop different food coloring.
   Sketch design on unbaked cookie with top of knife. Use clean watercolor
   paint brushes to paint designs on cookies before baking. Bake and cool as
   directed.
  
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