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       Title: OLD-FASHIONED FILLED COOKIES
  Categories: Ethnic, Cookies, Desserts
       Yield: 36 servings
  
            -Phillip Bower- FHMN87A
   3 1/2 c  Unbleached flour
       2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Salt
     2/3 c  Butter, softened
     3/4 c  Brown sugar
     3/4 c  Granulated sugar
       2    Eggs
     1/3 c  Milk
 
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       1 c  Brown sugar
   1 1/2 c  Raisins (may need 1 3/4 c)
       1 c  Water
       1 ts Lemon juice
       1 ds Salt
       1 tb Cornstarch
   1 1/4 ts Cornstarch
       2 tb Water
     1/2 c  Chopped nuts
 
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       1 c  Brown sugar
       2 tb Flour
       1 pn Salt
       1 c  Water
       1 c  Chopped dates
       2 ts Grated orange peel
     1/2 ts Nutmeg
       1 c  Chopped nuts
  
   Prepare the cookie dough first. Sift the flour, baking powder, and
   salt together; set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars
   thoroughly. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla; beat at high speed for 2
   min. Lower the speed and add the flour mixture gradually. Refrigerate
   for at least 3 hours. To prepare the raisin filling, grind the
   rasins. You should have 1 cup of ground raisins. In a medium saucepan
   combine raisins,brown sugar, water, salt and lemon juice. Bring to a
   boil and simmer for 3 min. Combine the 2T of water and cornstarch,
   use to thicken the raisin mixture. when cool stir in the nuts. To
   make the date filling combine the ingredients in a saucepan, bring to
   a boil and cook for 3 minutes breaking the dates with a spoon. Remove
   from heat, cool then add the nuts. Roll out the dough on a floured
   surface until thin (1/8 in).Cut into 2 3/4 inch rounds with a cookie
   cutter. Place the rounds on a oiled cookie sheet. Place a heaping ts
   of filling mixture on the cookie round, top with another round, crimp
   the edges closed. Bake at 350 F. for exactly 8 minutes. The cookies
   will be pale yellow. Allow cookies to remain on cookie sheet until
   almost cool. From Cooking from Quilt Country by Marcia Adams.
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