White Velvet Cookies
Contributed by Diane S.

Jennette Miller, Columbia

"This is an excellent recipe for cutout cookies with detailed imprinted
designs. They are a tradition in my family. We all used to get together and
paint the cookies."

Makes about 11 dozen

1 pound oleo
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups white sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour

Cream oleo and cream cheese. Add sugar and egg yolks. Add remaining
ingredients. Chill dough about 1 hour. Roll out on lightly floured board
(do not roll too thin). Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Bake
10-12 minutes in a 350-degree oven (do not over-bake). Frost cookies with
confectioners' icing of choice or paint them with food colors, if desired.
Cookies freeze well.

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