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Yield: 50 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Butter or margarine
½ cup Sugar
¼ cup Packed brown sugar
1 \N Egg
½ teaspoon Vanilla
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 cups All-purpose flour
¼ cup Butter or margarine
1 cup Sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Rum*
\N 1 hour or till easy to handle.

Ground nutmeg

*You may substitute 2 Tbls milk and ¼ tsp rum extract for the rum.

In a large mixer bowl beat ¾ c butter or margarine till softened.

Add sugar and brown sugar and beat till fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, salt, and beat well. Add flour and beat till well mixed. Cover and chill about

Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. press down centers with thumb. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 12 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.

For filling, in a small mixer bowl beat ¼ c butter or margarine till softened. Add powdered sugar and beat till fluff. Add rum and beat well. Spoon about ½ tsp filling into center of each cookie.

Sprinkle with nutmeg. Chill till filing is firm. Makes about 50.

From Better Homes and Gardens, Cookies For Christmas Copyright 1985 by Meredith Corp., Des Moines, Iowa ISBN: 0-696-01290-1 From Bobbie Beers

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