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Almost too pretty a cookie to eat, but they taste so good! I actually won first prize for these cookies when I was a girlscout at age 13. Although I am unsure of the origin of the recipe, I thought it was too good to keep to myself. If you're creative and are up for a challenge, this is a perfect recipe for you. (requires a clean small paintbrush).15 servings 1 hour preparation.

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Holly Cookies

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  1. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and ¼ tsp salt.
  2. Cut in margarine (like pie dough).
  3. Make a well in the center of the dough.
  4. Combine egg and ¼ cup milk and pour them into the well.
  5. Stir dough until moist.
  6. Flour a flat surface and roll dough out to ⅛" thick.
  7. Cut into 2" circles.
  8. Bake at 375 °F for 8–10 minutes.
  9. Place on a rack to cool.
  10. Once cooled, place ½ tsp jam on the bottom of one cookie.
  11. Cover the jam with another cookie, ie cookie- jam- cookie.
  12. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make a glaze.
  13. Glaze the top of one side of each double cookie and place 2-3 cinnamon candies into the glaze.
  14. The candies are to be the holly berries.
  15. Allow glaze to set.
  16. Use a small clean paintbrush to paint several holly leaves and a stem on each cookie using green food coloring.

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