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I have baked these cookies for 39 years. I got the recipe out of a bag of Gold Medal flour and the recipe is by Betty Crocker. I think the dough is sweet and kids like to eat it before it is baked. I have taken them to work on all holidays and it tastes like best bakery cookies. Very good and fun to make.

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 cup margarine
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Frosting:
1 egg white
Powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring

Instructions

Cream sugar and margarine together. Mix in egg and almond flavoring. Stir dry ingredients together and blend into sugar and margarine mixture. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Using half of the dough at a time, roll out on floured table. Cut with cookie cutters. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet, 7 to 8 minutes until light brown. To make frosting, beat 1 egg white until frothy then add 1 cup at at time of powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon or less of almond flavoring. Then add more powdered sugar until right consistency, slightly runny. Add food coloring to decorate.

Rosella Eastman
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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