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Marzipan Cookies (Fruits & Vegtables Recipe

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This recipe for Marzipan Cookies (Fruits & Vegtables, by , is from GRAMS FAVORITE RECIPES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Added: Friday, October 19, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter, softned
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 to 1 tsp almond extract
Fool coloring

Directions:
Directions:
Mix butter and sugar in large bowl
Stir in flour and almond extract til mixture looks like coarse crumbs
Divide dough into 3 equal parts
Tint and shape as directed below
Place on ungreased cookie sheet
Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes

Bake @300 for 20-30 min, until set but NOT brown

Apples: Mix red or green food olor into part of dough. Shape into small balls, insert small piece of cinnamon stick in top for stem end and whole clove in bottom for blossom end. Dilute red or green food color with water and brush over apples
Apricots: Mix red and yellow colors into dough. Shape into small balls, make crease down 1 side with a toothpick. Insert whole clove for stem end. Dilute red color with water and brush apricots
Bananas: Mix yellow color into dough. Shape into 2" rolls, tapering ends. Slightly flatten sides to make planes of banana, curve slightly. Paint on markings with mixture of red, yellow and blue colors with water
Oranges: Mix red and yellow food colors into dough. Shape into small balls, insert whole clove for blossom end. Prick with blunt end of toothpick for texture
Pears: Mix yellow into dough. Shape into small balls, then into cone shapes, rounding narrow end. Install small piece of cinnamon stick in narrown end for stem. Dilute red color with water and brush on cheeks of pears
Strawberries: Mix red color into dough. Shape into small balls, then into heart shapes. Prick with blunt end of toothpick for texture. Roll in red sugar. Insert small piece of green colored dough into top for stem
Peas: Mix green color into dough. Shape into small balls and flatten in circle. Make 3 very small balls and put on circle. Push up sides slightly and curve ends to look like pea pods.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These take time to make but add alot of color to plates of Christmas cookies

 

 

 

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