Stuffed Cookies

Cookie dough:


Cookie dough:
3 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
2 cups seeded and chopped dates
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter


Measure sifted flour and sift again with baking powder and salt. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; then flour alternately with milk, beating after each addition until smooth. Chill thoroughly. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To prepare filling, combine the ingredients and let sit for a few minutes. Roll out dough ⅛ inch thick and cut with 2-½-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 teaspoon date stuffing on one circle and place another circle on top. Press edges together with a fork. Bake cookies on an ungreased sheet 10 to 12 minutes.


about 3 dozen cookies

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