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Christmas Pies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Egg yolk 1
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cocoa 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Buttermilk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Evaporated milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2 , slightly beaten
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.

MAKING
2. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar, beating well.
3. Put in egg and egg yolk, beating well.
4. In a different bowl, add flour, cocoa, and salt; stir well.
5. In a saucepan, dissolve soda in hot water; cool slightly.
6. Put in the flour mixture to creamed mixture. Alternate with soda mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
7. Put heaped tablespoons of batter onto ungreased cookie sheets. Drop them 2 inches apart.
8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
9. Take away immediately from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks.
10. TO PREPARE THE FILLING: In a saucepan, mix sugar and flour; slowly mix in milk.
11. Simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
12. Then, boil 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
13. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into yolks.
14. Now add the egg mixture to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly.
15. Return pan to heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
16. Take away from heat; put in butter, mix until butter melts. Allow it to cool.

FINALIZING
17. Apply the filling on flat side of half the cookies; sandwich with remaining plain cookies.

SERVING
18. Serve right away or store in an airtight container.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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