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Valentine's Day Cookies

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  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 21/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 drops red food color


Heat oven to 400 F. Mix powdered sugar, margarine and vinegar in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except food color.

Divide dough in half. Mix food color into one half. (If dough is too dry, work in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.) Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured, cloth-covered surface.

Cut into various size heart shapes with cookie cutters. Mix and match sizes and colors. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool slightly.

Carefully remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely.

Decorate with white and pink frosting, if desired.

Serving Size: Makes about 4 dozen cookies

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