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    Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies

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    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    1 egg yolk
    1 tsp. almond extract
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa

    Heat oven to 375. In large bowl combine all ingredients except
    flour and cocoa. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy (2-3
    minutes). Gradually add flour and cocoa until well mixed (2 - 3
    min.). Shape rounded tsp. as desired (1" balls, 2"-3" logs, balls
    flattened, balls with indentations, etc.) or use cookie press.
    Place 1" apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until set.
    Cool. Decorate with melted chocolate chips, melted almond bark,
    nuts, colored sugars, candied fruit, candies, maraschino cherries,
    etc. Yield: 3 dozen.




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