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       Title: Fruit-Filled Spritz
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 96 servings
  
       1 c  Butter
     1/2 ts Almond extract
       1 c  Sugar
       4 c  Sifted flour
     1/2 c  Brown sugar; packed
     1/2 ts Soda
       3    Eggs
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Vanilla
            Fruit-nut-filling:
     1/2 c  Water
     1/2 c  Candied cherries; finely cho
     1/2 c  Sugar
   1 1/2 c  Cut dates
     1/2 c  Chopped nuts
       1 ts Orange rind
  
      Cream butter; add sugars gradually. Beat in eggs and extracts. Blend in
   sifted dry ingredients; chill. Make FruitNut Filling: Combine water, sugar,
   dates and orange rind. cook until thickened; stir; add cherries and nuts;
   cool. Knead dough in hands until soft and pliable. Press dough through
   cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets. (Use the saw-toothed shaped
   cookie press plate.)   STRIPS OF DOUGH SHOULD BE 10 LONG AND 2 APART.
   Spread filling down center of each strip. Use cookie press to cover filling
   with another strip of dough. Bake at 375 degrees about 12 minutes. Cut into
   1-1/4 bars immediately. Makes about 8 dozen. Helen Jolly
  
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