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Spritz Cookies 1 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 dash salt Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together; add to egg mix. Bake at 400o for 10 - 12 minutes. Use cookie press to make designs. For Christmas color some dough green and use tree press, top with sprinkles, red sugar, or red hots before baking. A wreath shape with 1/2 candied cherry in the center is good for the holidays also Snickerdoodles (Cookies) 1 cup shortening 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 2/3 cup flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Cream shorting with sugar. Beat in eggs. Mix with dry ingredients. Shape into balls the size off walnuts. Roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture (2 tablespoons sugar plus 2 tablespoons cinnamon). Place on cookie sheet and press with fork. Bake at 400o for 8 - 10 minutes Chocolate Bars 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 tsp salt 2 squares melted unsweetened chocolate 2 tbl milk 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour Cream sugar and shortening; add egg, salt, melted chocolate, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Gradually mix in flour. Use cookie press and make long strips on baking sheet. Bake at 375o for 8 - 10 minutes. Break into chunks. Oatmeal Cookies 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla 3 cups uncooked oatmeal 1 cup flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda Cream sugars and shortening; beat in egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add reaming ingredients; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350o for 12 - 15 minutes. (For variety add chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or coconut.)