*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                 POP TARTS
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breakfast
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Vegetable shortening
    2       ea           Eggs
    2 1/2   c            All purpose flour
    2       ts           Baking powder
                         -any flavor jam, preserves,
                         -or fruit butter
    1       ea           Egg white -- beaten with
                         -1T milk
                          -- sugar for
                         sprinkling on top
   Cream together sugar and crisco, beating until light.
   Beat in eggs until creamy, then stir in flour and
   baking powder to amek soft dough. Divide dough evenly
   into 16 parts. Roll each part into a flattened ball
   and set aside on a plate. Wrap plate in plastic wrap
   and refrigerate two hours.
   Grease cookie sheet and set aside.
   Roll 1 ball dough into a rectangle about 1/16 thick.
   Spread 1 heaping teaspoon of filling <or more> evenly
   over dough leaving a generous margin. Roll out another
   ball into similar shape and lay it neatly over the
   first. Using sharp knife, trim the tart to
   approximately 3 1/2"x5 and crimp edge with fingertips
   or tines of fork. Place tart on cookie sheet and prick
   top with fork.
   Optional--lightly beat egg white with milk; brush tops
   of tarts and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
   Bake 350 for 25 mins, until edges are browned. Prick
   again during first 10 mins of baking keep them flat.
   Cool, wrap, and store at room temp or frig. Tarts may
   also be iced.
   Posted on Cooking echo by Pat Stockett
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