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  1. -- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05

  2. Title: Peppermint Patties

  3. Categories: Cookies

  4. Yield: 48 servings

  5. 1/2 lb Margarine; softened

  6. 2/3 lb Sugar

  7. 1 Egg

  8. 1 ts Peppermint extract

  9. 1 1/8 lb All-purpose flour

  10. 1/4 oz Baking powder

  11. 1/8 ts Salt

  12. Recipe by: Janet Baker

  13. Cream margarine; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.

  14. Add egg and extract, beating well.

  15. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating

  16. just till blended. Divide dough in half; add a few drops of red food

  17. coloring to one half, and knead till color is evenly distributed. Leave the

  18. other half alone, or may color with green food coloring, doing the same as

  19. above. Cover both halves and refrigerate till both halves are firm.

  20. Divide each portion half into 2 halves again. On floured wax paper, roll

  21. one white portion into an 8 inch square. Do the same with a red portion.

  22. Invert white dough onto red dough, and roll firmly into a tight jelly roll

  23. form, removing paper as you do so. Do the same with the other 2 halves.

  24. Cover and chill.

  25. Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  26. 350 for 10 minutes.

  27. NOTES : These cookies will not raise when baked, and will not brown.

  28. You must be very careful not to overcook, or the cookies will be very hard. --


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