Date Filled Sour Milk Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 1
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2 cups sugar
1 cup lard*
2 large eggs
4 cups flour
1 cup sour milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
------Raisin Filling-----
1/2 cup seedless raisins -- ground
1 dozen english walnuts or pecans -- ground
1 medium juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons flour

Preparation / Directions:

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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