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Italian Cookie

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

3/4  cup  shortening (Crisco)
1/2  cup  sugar
2    eggs, well beaten
3 1/2  cups  flour
3  teaspoons  baking powder
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1/3  cup  milk
1/2  teaspoon  vanilla

1  tablespoon  flour
1/2  cup  sugar
1  cup  water
1  cup  raisins
1  cup  pitted dates
15    candied cherries

1. Cream shortening and sugar together; add eggs. Sift dry ingredients together, then add milk and vanilla; mix well. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut with round cutter. Place on cookie sheet. Brush top of cookie with egg white. Add raisins, nuts, dates, prunes, or chocolate chips. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

2. DATE FILLING (OPTIONAL): For filling or could cook together 2 cookies (press ends together) with filling.

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