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      Friendship Cookie Mix

      This is a great gift for someone who enjoys baking. Make the
      basic cookie mix and give it to your friends and family along with the
      recipes for making different cookies using the mix. Give the mix and recipes
      alone or make a basket with a jar of cookie mix and recipes.

      Add small
      containers each with a different ingredient such as chocolate chips, pecans,
      granola, peanut butter and raisins. You can also add things like cookie
      cutters, an apron, pot holders etc.

      Basic Cookie Mix
      a.. 4 1/2 cups flour
      b.. 2 cups granulated sugar
      c..

      1 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk
      d.. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
      e.. 1 1/2 cups shortening
      In a very large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients.

      Using a
      pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse
      meal. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Mix may be stored up
      to 6 months in the freezer.

      Give with recipes for the following Chocolate
      Chip, Peanut Butter, and Granola Cookies.
      Yield: 11 1/2 cups cookie starter

      Granola Cookies
      a.. 1 cup Cookie Mix
      b.. 1 cup granola cereal
      c..

      1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
      d.. 1 egg
      e.. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      f..

      1/2 cup raisins
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together first
      3 ingredients. Add egg and vanilla; stir until smooth.

      Fold in raisins. Drop
      by teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until
      brown.

      Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
      Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

      Peanut Butter Cookies
      a.. 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
      b.. 1 egg
      c..

      1 tablespoon water
      d.. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      e.. 1 1/2 cups Cookie Mix
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

      In a large bowl, combine first 4
      ingredients; beat until smooth. Add Cookie Mix; sitr until a soft dough
      forms. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12
      minutes or until brown.

      Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight
      container.
      Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

      Chocolate Chip Cookies
      a.. 1/2 cup butter or margarine, sofened
      b.. 1 egg
      c..

      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      d.. 3 cups Cookie Mix
      e.. 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
      f..

      1/2 cup chopped pecans
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter until
      fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.

      Add Cookie Mix; stir until a
      soft dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls
      onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until brown.

      Cool
      completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
      Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

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