Mrs. Massey Fruit-filled cookies

(This is a real old recipe)


1 cup of shortening (Crisco)

2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed

2 eggs

3 cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

cut of sour milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

cup of candied cherries

cup of white raisins

cups of nuts (black walnuts) (use your own nuts or leave them out)


Put fruit and nuts on sheet of waxed paper then sprinkle cup of flour (from above) and make sure fruit and nuts are covered with flour


Cream shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl


Add eggs and mix well


Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl


Add flour mixture to cream (by hand) a little at a time, a little milk, and so forth until all of the milk and flour are mixed in.


Add vanilla and mix well


Add fruit and nut mixture and mix well again.


Dropped by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheets (1 to 2 inches apart) and bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes (or until done)