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Danish Fruit Filled Cookies Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients for cookie dough:
12 cups flour (3 lbs.)
3 cups sugar (1 lbs.)
1 cups lard (12 oz.)
8 tbsp baking powder (2 oz.)
3 cups canned milk (1 pints)
1 tbsp vanilla
Ingredients for pineapple filling: 1 cup - sugar
4 tbsp. flour mix well
1 cups well drained crushed pineapple - no. 2 can
4 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. butter
tsp. nutmeg
cup pineapple juice
Ingredients for other fillings: 1 - 2 cups raisins, figs, dates, prunes, or apricots
a little flour for thickening
2 tbsp lemon juice
cup sugar
cup water
cup chopped nuts (optional

Directions:
Directions:
Directions for cookie dough:
1. Cream lard and sugar until light and fluffy
2. Add remaining ingredients and mix
3. Roll out dough
4. Cut dough in circles
5. Place tablespoon of filling in the center of the circles
6. Fold over and press edges together
7. Bake in moderate oven (350F) until lightly brown around 20 min but check after 15 min.
Directions for pineapple filling:
1. Mix together sugar & flour
2. Stir in remaining ingredients4 tbsp. lemon juice
3. Cook slowly over low heat stirring constantly until thickened (5 to 10 min.)
4. Allow to cool
Directions for other fillings:
1. Cut up or grind the raisins, figs, dates, prunes, or apricots
2. Add flour for thickening
3. Add remaining ingredients
4. (optional: add 1/2 cup chopped nuts to raisins or dates before cooking)
5. Cook slowly over low heat stirring constantly until thickened (5 to 10 min.)
6. Allow to cool

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe for Danish Fruit Filled Cookies, handed down from one generation to the next, was how one family survived the Great Depression. It became an important part of Viola's memories as she followed the same recipe to bake cookies for her neighbors that her father had used so many years before.
During the Great Depression, a Danish-American father woke early each morning to bake this recipe for a large batch of fruit filled Danish cookies to support the family.

 

 

 

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