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Easter Sponge Cookies

1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
4 c. all-purpose flour, sifted
5 tsp. baking powder

Cream shortening, gradually adding sugar until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Blend in 2 cups of the flour and the baking powder. Beat, then add 2 more cups of flour, beating until mixture is stiff. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees 10 - 12 minutes. Ice cookies while warm and sprinkle with candy confetti. Makes 80 - 90.

ICING
2 egg whites
4 tbsp. butter, melted but not hot
1 (1 lb.) box confectioners' sugar

Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add butter, then blend in sugar.

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