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  1. --COOKIES-- 1/4 lb Butter, sweet

  2. 1 1/4 c Sugar

  3. 2 lg Egg

  4. 1/2 c Cocoa, unsweetened

  5. 2 c Flour

  6. 1/2 ts Salt

  7. 1 ts Baking powder

  8. 1/2 ts Baking soda

  9. --FILLING-- 4 tb Butter, sweet

  10. 1 ts Vanilla extract

  11. 4 c Sugar, confectioners'

  12. 375 F. and grease two cookie sheets. Roll level teaspoons of the dough into balls and place

  13. 2" apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cookies are puffed and the surfaces slightly dry and cracked. Cool on wire racks. To make the filling, cream the butter until light. Beat in the vanilla and confectioners' sugar, adding the cream and continuing to beat until the consistency of a creamy frosting. Once the cookies are completely cooled, spread about 1/2 tablespoon of filling on the bottom of each cookie, then top with the bottom side of another cookie. Variation: To make half the cookies peppermint-filled, add

  14. 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract to *half* the filling. Tint pink or green before filling the sandwiches. --*The Cereal Murders* Diane Mott Davidson


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