Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fig Filled Cookies

Today's recipe is...

Fig Filled Cookies

1/2 cup shortening (butter preferred)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped figs
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream sugar and shortening together. Add vanilla
Add eggs and beat until fluffy
Sift flour
Measure and add salt and soda
Sift again
Add dry ingredients alternately with sour milk
Beat after each addition
Roll on floured board to 1/8 inch thickness

Cut with cookie cutter and spread with filling:

Make Filling:

Combine sugar and flour
Add chopped figs and nuts
Add water and stir until smooth
Cook until thickened, stirring constantly
Put a teaspoon of filling on each cookie
Cover with another cookie and fasten edges securely
Place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet
Baked at 375 until a golden brown
Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies.

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