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The more colorfully-frosted, the better.
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
Colored Vanilla Frosting, see below
Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs, salt and flavorings. Stir in flour and blend thoroughly. Chill.
Roll small portions of dough on floured board to 1/8″ or 1/4″ thickness. Cut stars or other shapes.
Place on ungreased cookie sheets about 1″ apart. Bake in moderate oven (375 F) 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Decorate with Colored Frosting.
Colored Vanilla Frosting
Beat until smooth: 1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons cream and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. To color, add a few drops of vegetable food coloring.
Makes 2 to 4 dozen cookies, depending on size
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