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This cookie won the "Best of Show" award this year at the Mercer County Fair.

Ingredients

1/2 cup soft margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg white, slightly beaten
3/4 cup nuts, chopped fine
1 cup powdered sugar
Small amount of milk
Food coloring, your choice

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix soft margarine, brown sugar, egg yolk and vanilla until well blended. Add flour and salt. Roll into 1 inch balls. Dip in slightly beaten egg white. Roll sides in chopped nuts, leaving top and bottom of ball plain. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Quickly press thumb gently on top of each cookie to make small indention. Return to oven and bake 8 minutes longer. Cool. Mix powdered sugar with milk to make frosting. Add choice of food coloring to frosting. Fill indention of each cookie with frosting.

Norma Gullickson
Keithsburg



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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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