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Christmas Stockings

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  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Part Butter Or Margarine)
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Almond flavoring 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green food coloring 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs) (Gold Medal Brand)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Candied cherries 9 , quartered
  Broken nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Semi sweet chocolate pieces 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Icing 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Easy Creamy)

Mix shortening, sugar, flavorings, and food coloring well.
Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.
Blend flour and salt; stir into shortening mixture.
Chill 1 hr.
Heat oven to 400°
In palm of hand, pat 1 level tbsp.
dough into oblong about 3x1 1/2".
If dough seems to be too dry, carefully add a few drops of cream.
Lengthwise down center, place "surprises" 2 chocolate pieces, 1 cherry quarter, 2 pieces of nuts.
Mold dough around "surprises" and shape into roll 3" long.
Place on ungreased baking sheet, turning end of roll to form foot of stocking.
Bake 10 to 12 min.
Ice tops and toes.

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Christmas Stockings Recipe