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Little Girl Pies

 Little Girl Pies
My grandma often baked these delicious "pies" as a special treat for me. Whenever I make them for my own children, I relive those wonderful days with Grandma. Anyone who likes raisins is sure to love this recipe!
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add
  • egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to
  • creamed mixture and beat well. Chill.
  • Meanwhile, for filling, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan.
  • Add water; stir until smooth. Add raisins; cook and stir until
  • mixture comes to a boil and is thickened, about 3 minutes. Set aside
  • to cool.
  • Divide chilled dough into thirds. On a lightly floured surface, roll

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Little Girl Pies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • one portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into 3-in. circles. Using a
  • thimble, cut small holes in the center of half of the circles. Place
  • 1 teaspoon filling on solid circles; top each with a circle that has
  • a hole. Pinch edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining dough
  • and filling.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets; bake at 375° for 15-17 minutes
  • or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen
  • cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 177 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.