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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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~ Peppermint Snowballs ~

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup ground nuts, optional

~Filling~
2 T cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 t milk
3 T crushed peppermint candy
1 drop red food coloring, optional

~Topping~
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
1/2 cup confectioners sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla.
Gradually add flour. Stir in nuts if desired. Knead dough
until pliable. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until
easy to handle. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar,
milk, candy and food coloring, if desired; set aside. Roll
tablespoonfuls of the refrigerated dough into balls. Using
the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a deep indentation
in the center of each ball. Fill with 1/4 teaspoon filling.
Cover with 1/4 teaspoon of dough; seal and reshape into balls.
Combine topping ingredients; roll balls in topping. Place 1
inch apart on ungreased (or parchment paper lined) cookie
sheets. Bake at 350F for 12 - 14 minutes or until firm. Roll
warm cookies in topping again; cool on wire racks.
Makes 4 dozen cookies

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For gift giving package cookies in cellophane bag. Place
bag of cookies in a decorated bag. Use paperbacked fusible
web, assorted fabrics for appliques, lunch-size brown paper
bag, buttons and glue. Decorate bag with appliques backed
with fusible web, fuse to bag per manufacturers instructions.
Print country graphics and fuse web to back of graphics,
arrange on bag and fuse to bag. Embellish with buttons
and any other embellishment you wish to use. Add gift
tag and homespun fabric if desired.
Great in a gift basket.


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ENJOY!!

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