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      Prep Time: 20 min
      Total Time: 35 min
      Makes: 2 dozen cookies

      Cookies
      1/2 cup packed brown sugar
      1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      1 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
      1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/8 teaspoon salt
      24 whole blanched almonds
      Decorating Glaze
      1/2 cup powdered sugar
      1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons water

      1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour, cinnamon and salt until dough holds together.
      2. Shape dough by scant tablespoonfuls around almonds to form football shapes. On ungreased cookie sheet, place shapes about 1 inch apart.
      3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
      4. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and just enough water to make mixture that can be piped from decorating bag. Place glaze in decorating bag fitted with number 3 writing tip. With tip, make football laces on cookies.

      Special Touch
      What better treat to have at a Super Bowl party? Serve these cookies in a football helmet lined with plastic wrap and cloth napkins.

      Variation
      To make Cinnamon Basketball Cookies, use pitted dates for the almonds. Cut dates crosswise in half; mold dough around date half into basketball shape. Decorate with stripes

      Nutrition Information:
      1 Cookie: Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 45 ); Total Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat 2 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 40 mg; Total Carbohydrate 13 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2 % Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Fat
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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