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Bloomin’ Butter Sunflower Cookies


      1 c  Crisco oil

      1 c  granulated sugar

      1 c  powdered sugar

      1 c  Land O’ Lakes butter

      2    eggs

      1 t  salt

      1 t  cream of tartar

      1 t  baking soda

  4 1/4 c  all purpose flour

Cream together oil, sugars and butter.  Add the eggs to the creamed



Sift together the salt, cream of tartar, baking soda & flour.  Add

flour mixture gradually to creamed mixture and mix well. Then add 1

teaspoon vanilla extract.


Chill dough for 1 1/2 hrs.


On lightly floured surface roll out dough to approx. 1/8" thickness.


Cut out with sunflower-shaped cutter. Place onto cookie sheet. Make a

circle shaped indentation into center of cookie using a small glass or

any round object.


Sprinkle circular area in center of cookie with a mixture of finely

ground pecans, cinnamon, and granulated sugar. Place a piece of a

slivered almond in each petal of cookie. Sprinkle entire cookie lightly

with superfine sugar. To make cookies on a stem, cut a 3/8" wooden

dowel various lengths and press one end of a dowel into cookie about 1"

from edge of sunflower.


Reinforce by pressing a thin piece of dough on top of dowel. Bake

cookies at 375 degrees for approximately 8-10 minutes until lightly

browned. Remove from pan carefully and cool on wire racks.

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