Filled Christmas Cookies


For The Dough:

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

For The Filling:

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


For The Filling:

Mix all ingredients together and cook 5 minutes.

For The Cookies:

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

Roll half of dough on lightly floured board to 1/8 inch thickness, cut with 2 inchround cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased baking sheets; spread 1 teaspoon fillingover each. Roll remaining dough to 1/8 inch thickness; cut with 2 inch round cookiecutters and place over filling. Lightly press outer edges together.Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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