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       Title: Filled Sugar Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Powdered sugar
       1 c  Margarine or butter;
            -softened
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 ts Almond extract
       1    Egg
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour*
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Cream of tartar
       2 c  Raisins;  cut-up dates or
            Figs
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Chopped nuts;  if desired
     3/4 c  Water
            Granulated sugar
            *if using self-rising flour
            ---  omit
            Baking soda and cream of
            -tartar.
  
   Recipe by: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook
   Mix powdered sugar, margarine, vanilla, almond extract and egg. Stir in
   remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at
   least 2 hours.
   Cook raisins, sugar, nuts and water, stirring constantly, until mixture
   thickens; cool. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 24 circles with
   2-1/2-inch doughnut cutter that has center removed. Replace center and cut
   out 24 circles with doughnut cutter. Place whole circles on lightly
   greased cookie sheet. Top with raisin mixture, spreading almost to edges.
   Top with remaining circles. Press edges together with floured fork.
   Sprinkle tops with granulated sugar. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light
   brown; cool.  2 DOZEN COOKIES; 245 CALORIES PER COOKIE.
  
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