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For a yummy holiday treat, try this spicy cookie recipe that's decorated to resemble a Christmas present.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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  • Beat butter on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add sugar, cardamom, and salt; beat until combined, scraping bowl. Beat in milk and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can; stir in any remaining. Divide dough in half; shape into two 8-inch logs. To form a square log, press logs flat on work surface. Roll logs in coarse sugar. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 2 to 24 hours or until firm enough to slice.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On cutting board, cut logs in 1/4-inch slices; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on rack. Pipe Red Icing ribbons and bow. Makes 48 cookies.

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Store cookies between sheets of waxed paper in container up to 1 week at room temperature. Freeze up to 3 months.

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Nutrition facts are given per cookie.

Nutrition Facts (Spice Packages)

67 calories; 3 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 35 mg sodium. 8 mg potassium; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 0 g protein; 97 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 8 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 0 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Red Icing

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  • Beat butter on medium to high until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar; beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Add milk for piping consistency; tint red. Makes 1/3 cup.

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