Cen suggested that we share favorite recipes for the holidays. Here is one with a good memory. I was little the first time I saw my grandmother make these cookies and I was fascinated that she made a sandwich cookie!!
Many people make a large assortment of favorite cookies for holiday parties and giving to friends. This is a Cherry Sandwich.
Cookie Dough -----
1/2 C Crisco
1 C sugar
1 lemon (grate rind)
3 C flour
2-1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/4 C milk
Cream Crisco and sugar. Beat in 1 egg and lemon rind.
In separate bowl shift together dry ingredients. Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk to the Crisco/sugar mixture. Chill several hours.
1 can red cherries
1 C sugar
Stirring continuously, boil until very thick. Let cool.
Roll chilled dough on floured board until thick. Cut into rounds. Put 1 t filling on round and cover with another round. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake 12 min at 375 degrees.