Cucidata Recipe

  Italian Cookie

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 to 3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
Slivered almonds or colored decorettes
1/4 lb. figs
1/4 lb. dates
1/2 lb. dried apricots
1/2 lb. dried peaches
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate bits
1/4 lb. cherries
1/4 lb. citron
1/4 tsp. cinnamon or allspice

Cream butter and sugar. Add milk and vanilla to beaten eggs. Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients alternately with liquid to butter mixture. Chill. Roll dough thin; cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. Place filling in center and roll up. Brush with additional milk; top with slivered almonds. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Yield: 5-6 dozen.
Grind first 4 ingredients together. Add honey and cinnamon; mix well.


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