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       Title: Chocolate Nut-Filled Cookies
  Categories: Dessert, Cookie, S/l
       Yield: 3 dozen
     2/3 c  Shortening
     2/3 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
       2 c  Flour, all-purpose
   1 1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
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     1/4 c  Sugar
       1 tb Cornstarch
     1/2 c  Chocolate syrup
     1/4 c  Pecans; chopped
   Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy; add egg, and beat
   well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; mix well.  Chill dough 2 to
   4 hours.
   Roll out dough to 1/8 thickness on a lightly floured board.  Cut
   half of dough into 36 circles with a 2 cookie cutter.  Using a 2
   doughnut cutter, cut remaining dough into 36 circles.
   Place solid circles on lightly greased cookie sheets.  In center of
   each circle, place a teaspoon of Chocolate-Nut Filling; spread almost
   to the edges.  Top with a circle cut with doughnut cutter; seal edges
   with fork tines.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.  (Cookies
   may be filled with jam.)
   Chocolate-Nut Filling:
   Combine all ingredients; cook over low heat until thick and smooth.
   cool. Yield: about 1 cup filling.
   SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, May 1974.
   Typos by Nancy Coleman.