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Monday, February 19, 2007

Good Luck Pig Cookies

Happy Chinese New Year!
The second photo depicts Martina's creative interpretation of a pig. I think she is inspired by Picasso. Actually, it is a joint effort. She and I each put some eyes on, and I happened to put the eyes on her Picasso Pig. The piggies that she "eyed" look like Cyclops. She refused to put more than one eye on her pigs.

½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 ½ tsp vanilla
5 to 6 drops red food color
2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Mini fun chips or mini chocolate chips

In large mixer bowl, beat butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, vanilla, and food color until blended. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended, then at medium speed until it forms a ball. Shape dough into a log about 2 ½ inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill about 30 minutes to firm dough. Cut 20 slices, about ¼ inch thick. Place on ungreased cookie sheets; gently pat to reshape if needed. Use remaining dough to form ears and snout. Use mini chips for eyes; make indents for nostrils. Bake in 325 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are very lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Makes 20 cookies.



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