Monday, December 04, 2006

Filled Prune Cookies © 1939

1 1/2 cups cooked SUNSWEET "Tenderized" Prunes
1 medium-sized orange
1/4 cup SUNSWEET Prune Juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 cup chopped walnut kernels

Pit the prunes and cut them into small pieces. Peel the orange, cut into small pieces, and combine with prunes, prune juice, sugar, cinnamon, salt and butter, and bring to a boil. Let cook until very thick, stirring continuously to prevent scorching. Remove from fire, add nut kernels and cool.

1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder

Cream the butter and sugar, add the well-beaten eggs, vanilla, and mix. Add flour sifted with salt and baking powder, and mix well. Divide dough into pieces of convenient size to handle. Work in sufficient flour to make dough right consistency for rolling out into thin sheet. Cut into rounds with cookie cutters. Top rounds should be slightly larger than bottom rounds and have small slits in centers. Place lower rounds on well-greased cookie sheet. Add a small portion of filling, spreading nearly to the edges. Cover with top rounds and pinch edges of rounds together. Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees F.) 15 minutes. Makes About 2 1/2 Dozen Large Cookies.

*Though I am not a big fan of prunes (it's a long story, going back to my childhood and involves prune juice), I think these would be good with a little zest of orange added to the filling.



Blogger Terri said...

These sound very old fashioned and something that my grandma might have made at Christmas! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!!

6:11 AM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

I thought so too (re: sounds old fashioned), yet different by today's standards of buying the cookie dough in the refrigerator section and simply slicing and baking. I still love "old fashioned" cookies like this, esp. the old standby, Oatmeal Raisin cookies.

I'm glad you got a kick out of this old recipe! ;)

10:28 AM  

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