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Prune and Raisin Filled Cookies

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars

"This is a prune and raisin filled cookie with chopped walnuts added if desired. The cookies are made into loaves approx. 3 1/2 to 4 inches wide and 8 to 10 inches long. After baking the loaves are cut into slices crosswise approx. 1 inch wide. Cookies are glazed on top and decorated with colored sprinkles. Prepare the fruit filling the night before baking."
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servings 357
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)


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  1. To Make Filling: Boil prunes until plump. Put raisins in pan, cover with water and heat until water steams. Strain and add 1/2 cup of sugar to raisins, mix well and heat again until almost dry. Remove from heat and set aside. Pit the cooked prunes, if not already pitted, chop and add to raisins. Add chopped nuts, if desired. Set fruit mix aside overnight.
  2. The next day make the dough. In large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center. Add the eggs, milk, grated lemon rind and oil and mix to form dough. Knead the dough to the consistency for rolling.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 parts. Roll each part into a rectangle of 1/8 inch thickness. Put 1/6 of the fruit mix onto the dough rectangle and spread evenly.
  4. Fold the dough lengthwise into the center. Fold the other side in slightly past center, and press seam lightly. Pinch ends to close. Lift the loaf with a spatula and place on lightly greased cookie sheet with seam under.
  5. Bake in 400 degree F (205 degrees C) oven for 18 - 20 minutes (top should be lightly brown). Allow to cool then cut crosswise slices about 1 inch thick.
  6. To Make Glaze: Use juice of 1 lemon and enough confectioners' sugar to obtain consistency for brushing top of cookie. Drop sprinkles onto glaze and allow glaze to set. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 357 calories; 10.5 63.4 5.4 24 271 Full nutrition

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I have been looking for a prune slice recipe for years, without any luck....I cannot believe how delicious these are, add chopped maraschino cherries, maybe 10-12 and definitely walnuts...I live...

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It was just okay. Not that I didn't like it, but nothing too spectacular. But maybe that's because I put less sugar. I made orange glaze instead of regular icing.

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I have been looking for a prune slice recipe for years, without any luck....I cannot believe how delicious these are, add chopped maraschino cherries, maybe 10-12 and definitely walnuts...I live...

I made these cookies for our family gathering this weekend and everybody loved them so much that each individual family took some home for later! I only wish a quantity could have been sug...

Delicious! This is very similar to my grandmother's recipe. The only difference for my family is we add a shot of brandy and 10 oz. chopped marachino cherries to the prune mixture. This must be ...

Unlike the other reviewers, I had never heard of these cookies before, and did not have a sentimental/nostalgic reason for making them, so I was approaching these without any expectations. Ho...

Here's a good way roll out the dough and form the logs: Wet your counter top, then put down a large piece of saran wrap. Flour the wrap, and roll out the dough. After you have spread the filli...

I just made thhis recipe. Been looking for one for a long time. My husband is from RI and his mother used to make them. They called them Prune Biscuits. I made these changes based his input....

Thanks you so much!!! I've been trying to find this recipe that an elderly Italian friend of mine is not in any cookbooks. Thank you. Similar to the other reviewer, I am from Rhode Isl...

I was also looking for a recipe like this for years. My Italian grandmother made them at Easter. After tasting them I think she must have used all prunes, but I used a mixture of prunes, raisin...

I made these cookies today and they came out great! My mother had requested this recipe but wasn't quite sure how they would come out because the cookie she typically had was filled with prunes...