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Trilbys

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Ingredients
  Grape nuts 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sifted flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sour milk/Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Place cereal, about 1/4 cup at a time, on board or between waxed paper.
Crush with rolling pin until cereal resembles coarse meal.
Sift flour once, measure, add soda, and sift again.
Cream butter, add sugar gradually, creaming thoroughly.
Add flour, alternately with milk, a small amount at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add cereal.
Chill until firm enough to roll.
Roll 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured board.
Cut with floured 2-inch cooky cutter.
Bake on ungreased baking sheet in hot oven (400°F.) for 5 minutes.
Make cooky sandwiches, spreading Fruit Filling between two cookies.
For crisp Tril-bys, spread filling between cookies just before serving.
To make Fruit Filling, combine 1 cup of chopped dates or raisins, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/4 cup of water in saucepan.
Cook over low heat stirring frequently until filling is thick enough to spread.
Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
Makes about 1 1/4 cups of filling.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
4

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