Grandma's Old Fashioned Filled Cookies

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Kathie Carr

By
@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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)

How to Make Grandma's Old Fashioned Filled Cookies

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..

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About Grandma's Old Fashioned Filled Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies




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