Italian Christmas Cookies (Filled)

Recipe by AdeleProvence
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift together flours and salt.
  • Cut shortening into flour mixture.
  • Melt 1/2 + 1/3 cup sugar in 1/2 cup water and pour into flour mixture and mix.
  • Roll out and cut into circles the size of a large can like fruit comes in, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • Make the filling by mixing together nuts, 2 tbsp sugar, and raisins.
  • Place a tablespoonful of filling on one side of each circle.
  • Wet the edges of the circle, fold over (should look like a half moon), and seal with a fork.
  • Prick the top of all assembled cookies with a fork to vent.
  • Bake at 400F for 7-10 minutes, until just turning golden.
  • Let cool.
  • Dust lightly with powdered sugar or make frosting by mixing 1 tbsp water, powdered sugar, and vanilla. If desired, frosting may be tinted with food coloring and sprinkles may be put on cookies immediately after frosting.