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Filled Christmas Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts


1/2  cup  shortening
1  cup  sugar
1    egg, beaten
1/2  cup  milk
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
3 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  baking soda
2  teaspoons  cream of tartar

1  cup  raisins
1  cup  coconut
1  cup  brown sugar
1/2  cup  water
3  tablespoons  flour
1/2  cup  black walnuts

1. FILLING: Mix all ingredients together and cook 5 minutes or until clear.

2. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy; stir in egg. Combine milk and vanilla; set aside. Combine flour, soda and cream of tartar; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture and mixing well after each addition.

3. Roll half of dough on lightly floured board to 1/8 inch thickness, cut with 2 inch round cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased baking sheets; spread 1 teaspoon filling over each.

4. Roll remaining dough to 1/8 inch thickness; cut with 2 inch round cookie cutters and place over filling. Lightly press outer edges together. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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