---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Cucidata
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 120 servings
     1/2 lb Raisins
       1    Orange; with skin
     1/2 c  Brown sugar
     1/2 ts Cinnamon
     1/4 c  Strawberry preserves
   1 1/2 lb Figs
       1 lb Dates
       1 c  Walnuts
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Milk
     3/4 c  Shortening
       2 tb Baking powder
       7    Eggs
     1/2 ts Vanilla
       1 ds Salt
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
            About 8 cups flour
       Grind figs, dates, raisins, walnuts and orange together. Mix with
   sugars, cinnamon, and preserves. Set aside. (If desired, liquor can be
   added to the filling.) Beat eggs well. Add vanilla and milk. Beat sugar and
   shortening together and gradually add to eggs. Continue to beat. Mix 1 cup
   flour with baking powder and salt. Continue adding flour until a soft dough
   forms. Knead gently. Divide into 6 parts. Form a roll no more than 1 inch
   thick. Flatten with a rolling pin on a slightly floured board to about 2
   inches wide. Spread filling down middle of dough. Fold 1 side over filling,
   then the other, overlapping about 1/4 inch. Seal lightly. Cut diagonally
   into 2 inch lengths. Continue with remaining dough and filling. Place seam
   side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
        Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool,
   frost with icing and decorate with colored sugars. Makes about 10 dozen
   cookies. (120 cookies; 20 per lb.)