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You can tint frosting any color or leave white.

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
1/2 cup Crisco, solid
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
4-1/2 to 5 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda, dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
Crisco Frosting:
4 tablespoons Crisco, solid
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons water
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring

Instructions

Beat margarine, Crisco and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream and flour. Beat soda and water and flavoring into mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool. Yields 4-5 dozen cookies. For frosting, beat together frosting ingredients until fluffy. Frost cookies. Add colored sugars or sprinkles if desired.

Judy DeBoeuer
Geneseo




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