|Shortening||1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Grated orange rind||1 Teaspoon|
|Sifted all purpose flour||3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs) (Robin Hood)|
|Baking powder||3 Teaspoon|
|Mincemeat||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Grated orange rind||2 Teaspoon|
|Chopped maraschino cherries||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Chopped walnuts||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly.
Add eggs, beat until light and fluffy.
Mix in vanilla and orange rind.
Mix together flour, baking powder and salt, stir into creamed mixture along with milk.
Divide in half.
Chill for 2 hours.
Combine mincemeat, orange and lemon rinds, maraschino cherries and chopped nuts.
Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface and cut with 2 3/4 inch cutter.
Cut small circle in centre of half the cookies.
Place plain cookies on ungreased baking sheet.
Place 2 teaspoons filling on each.
Top with a cutout cookie, press edges with fork.
Bake in moderate oven (375Â° F.) about 12 minutes.