*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Date Filled Sour Milk Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : my grams
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies And Bars
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          sugar
    1      cup           lard*
    2                    eggs
    4      cups          flour
    1      cup           sour milk
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
                         vanilla
                         ------Raisin Filling-----
      1/2  cup           seedless raisins -- ground
    1      dozen         english walnuts or pecans -- ground
                         juice of half a lemon
      1/2  cup           sugar
      1/2  cup           water
    2      teaspoons     flour
 
 For cookies:
 Cream together lard and sugar. Add eggs, sour milk and vanilla.
 Mix together dry ingredient. Add to creamed mixture. Makes a thick,
 sticky dough. Roll out (I use powdered sugar instead of flour to roll
 them out) and cut out round shaped cookies.
 
 For Filling:
 Stir sugar and flour together. Add water and cook til thickened. Stir in
 lemon juice, ground nuts and ground raisins. Cool.
 
 Put small amount of filling in center of a cookie. Top with another
 cookie and seal edges. Cook at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. 
 
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 NOTES : This is an old family recipe handed down many times. You may
 have to play with the ingredient amounts and cooking times to suit your
 taste. These are sinfully delicious.
 *I guess you could use shortening in these but the lard is what makes
 them good!!!!!