Grandma's Old Fashioned Filled Cookies

Kathie Carr

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@kathiecc

Grandma made these cookies but Grandpa Carr handed them out to kids. He had a rule: If 2 cookies stick together you get them both.

I usually make these with cherry or apricot filling now, but Grandma almost always used raisins.


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Serves:

4 dozen cookies

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

COOKIES:

2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 c
plus 2 tsp. shortening
1 tsp
vanilla extract
6 c
flour
4 tsp
cream of tartar
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 c
milk

FILLING:

3 c
raisins, dates, or dried apricots or cherries
2 tsp
flour
1 c
sugar
1 c
water
1/2 c
finely chopped nuts (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream together sugar, eggs, shortening, and vanilla. Sift together 5 cups flour, salt, cream of tartar, and soda. Add alternately with milk. Add last cup flour gradually. Dough should be soft. Chill thoroughly.
2
Combine ingredients for filling in saucepan. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring, until thickened. Cool.

After dough and filling are chilled, roll dough 1/4 inch thick on floured board. Use a 2-inch cookie cutter dipped in flour. Cut out cookies and place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on cookie circle, then top with another cookie circle. Press edges together with a fork and prick top of cookies to allow steam to escape.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Time will vary by thickness of cookies and amount of filling used so watch closely while baking..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies