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Fruit-Shaped Butter Cookies

Yield about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Liquid Food Coloring

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add almond extract, and beat until well blended. Gradually add flour, stirring well after each addition.

  2. Divide dough into 5 portions, and place each in a small mixing bowl. Tint each portion to desired shade with food coloring. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  3. Mold dough into assorted fruit shapes, using apple stems and whole cloves for blossom ends. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, and bake at 250° for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Carefully remove to wire-meshed racks to cool completely.

  4. Note: These cookies may be used as a garnish for other cookies and cakes.

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