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American Treasures

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Sticks)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Aromatic bitters 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Bottled)
  White frosting 4 Ounce (From A Tube)
  Red hot candies 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Sift flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda onto wax paper.
2. Beat butter or margarine and sugar until fluffy in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed. Beat in eggst one at a time, then vanilla and bitters until well blended.
3. Stir in flour mixture to make a stiff dough. Wrap in wax paper and chill 3 hours, or overnight.
4. Roll out dough, a quarter at a time, to a 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured pastry cloth or board. Cut into stars with a 3-inch cutter. Place on cookie sheets.
5. Bake in hot oven (400°) 10 minutes, or until cookies are firm; remove to wire racks with spatula; cool.
6. Place the star tip on frosting tube and press a star onto center of each cookie; top each with a red-hot candy.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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