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Filled Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Flour
FILLING
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup raisins or dates
1 teaspoon flour
Nuts

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg. Add milk and flour. Add vanilla and baking soda moistened in water last. Filling: Add sugar and water to fruit. Add flour with water and cook until thick and add nuts. Cool. Roll dough on floured surface. Cut in 2-3/4-inch rounds. Place rounds on oiled cookie sheet. Place heaping teaspoon of filling mixture on cookie round. Top with another round; crimp edges closed. Bake at 350 degrees for exactly 8 minutes. Allow cookies to almost cool on cookie sheet.

Henrietta M. Sonneville Bettendorf



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