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Jam Cookies
Submitted by: Wolfmama
3/4 cup margarine
2/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cup flour
strawberry preserves
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks, Half and Half and vanilla. Beat about 2 minutes until fluffy. Gradually stir in flour. Shape into a ball and chill covered about 2 hours. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Use a 2 inch scalloped cookie cutter or a star cookie cutter and cut out cookies. For half of the cookies, cut out the center of the cookies with a round small cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350F. Cool completely. Put cookies together in pairs (1 uncut center on the bottom, 1 cookie with the center cut out on top) with jam spread on the bottom cookie. Makes 3 dozen.

United States Sugar Cookie
Submitted by: Wolfmama
2/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons milk
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Add vanilla, grated orange peel; mix thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture together with milk. Divide dough in half. Chill 1 hour so it's easy to handle.

Marshmallow Cookie Bars
Submitted by: Merribuck
1 package (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookies
4 cups miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup candy coated chocolate pieces
1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
Preheat oven to 350F. Press cookie dough in bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 inch form. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; sprinkle evenly with marshmallows. Return to oven for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until "puffy". Remove from oven. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate pieces. Drizzlewith warm ice cream topping. Cool one hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

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