"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 2&1/2 cups sifted flour 1/4 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla.
Add all ingredients in order. Mix and chill dough. Roll out dough and cut into circles. Fill one circle with Lekvar (prune filling) and cover with another circle. Seal by wetting the edge of bottom circle lightly and press together. Poke a hole in the top of each cookie to allow steam to escape. Bake at 350º for 15 minutes.
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