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Grandma George


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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Bittersweet Chocolate ~
Cream Cheese Cookies


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter , softened
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
1--3 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
3 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
6 oz vanilla-flavored candy coating, melted
3/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies
~or~
3/4 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts

Preheat oven to 375F.
Mix sugar, margarine, vanilla, egg, cream cheese and
chocolate in large bowl until smooth. Mix flour, baking
powder and salt; stir into margarine mixture. Divide
dough in half. Roll each half 1/8 inch thick on lightly
floured cloth-covered surface with cloth-covered rolling
pin. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place
about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake
8 - 10 minutes or until dry and set. Remove from
cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack. Roll edge of cookies
about 1/4 inch deep in candy coating; immediately roll
in candies. Place on waxed paper. Let stand about 10
minutes or until coating is set.
Makes 6 dozen cookies

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For gift giving decorate a plate with enamel or
ceramic paint. Let dry. Wrap cookies and plate
with Saran Wrap. Add Christmas greenery, ribbon
and gift tag.


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ENJOY!!

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