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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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~ Lemon Pecan Cookies ~

2 cups white chocolate chips, divided
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 t baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1/2 t freshly grated lemon peel
1/4 t lemon extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Lemon Drizzle (recipe below), optional

Preheat oven to 350F.
Set aside 2 tablespoons white chips for the drizzle. Combine
flour, sugar and baking soda; set aside. Place remaining white
chips and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at
high for 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional
15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until
chips and butter are melted when stirred. Beat in eggs, lemon
peel and lemon extract. Gradually blend flour mixture into
lemon mixture. Stir in pecans. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto
ungreased (or parchment paper lined) cookie sheets. Bake for
9 - 11 minutes or until very slightly golden around edges.
Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. cool completely. Lightly
drizzle Lemon Drizzle over cookies.
Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies

~Lemon Drizzle~
Place reserved 2 tablespoons white chips and 1/2 teaspoon
shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in
small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 30 seconds;
stir. If necessary, microwave at high an additional 15 seconds
at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are
melted when stirred. Stir in a few drops of yellow food
coloring and a few drops of lemon extract, if desired.

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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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