MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
 
       Title: Italian Filled Cookies
  Categories: Italian, Desserts
       Yield: 2 Dozen
 
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   5 1/2 c  Flour
     1/2 c  Sugar
       6 t  Baking powder
     1/4 t  Salt
       2 T  Anisette liqueur
       6 lg Eggs
       2 t  Vanilla
       1 lb Butter or margarine
 
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       3 c  Raisins
       1 lb Figs
     1/2 c  Brown sugar
       1 c  Walnuts
       1 t  Cinnamon
       2 T  Water
 
   Dough:
   Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in large bowl. Cut in butter
   until it resembles coarse meal. Make a well, add eggs and vanilla. Mix
   with wooden spoon until mixture leaves side of bowl.
 
   Filling:
   Chop or grind fruit and nuts. Add cinnamon, brown sugar, and water.
   Cook over low heat until fruit is soft and filling has thickened. Set
   aside, cool. Roll dough thin, cut in 2 circles with cookie cutter.
   Put 1 T of filling in center, fold and seal edges. Bake in 375 degree
   oven until golden brown.
 
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