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Italian Filled Cookies

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Servings: 24
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Walnuts


5 1/2  cups  flour
1/2  cup  sugar
6  teaspoons  baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  salt
2  tablespoons  anisette liqueur
6  large  eggs
2  teaspoons  vanilla
1  pound  butter or margarine

3  cups  raisins
1  pound  figs
1/2  cup  brown sugar
1  cup  walnuts
1  teaspoon  cinnamon
2  tablespoons  water

1. Dough: Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in large bowl. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse meal. Make a well, add eggs and vanilla. Mix with wooden spoon until mixture leaves side of bowl.

2. Filling: Chop or grind fruit and nuts. Add cinnamon, brown sugar, and water. Cook over low heat until fruit is soft and filling has thickened. Set aside, cool. Roll dough thin, cut in 2" circles with cookie cutter. Put 1 T of filling in center, fold and seal edges. Bake in 375 degree oven until golden brown.

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