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3 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c. raisins, ground
1 c. nuts, ground


2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. water
1/4 c. chopped candied cherries

DARK MIXTURE: Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Cream shortening with brown sugar, add eggs and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients, nuts and raisins.

LIGHT MIXTURE: Sift together flour, salt and soda. Cream shortening and sugar, add egg, vanilla and water and mix well. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in cherries.

Pack half of dark mixture into wax paper lined straight-sided pan 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Add all of light dough to make a second layer, top with remaining dark dough. Pack firmly. Refrigerate at least 24 hours. Remove from pan and cut dough lengthwise in half. Then slice in 1/4 inch slices.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove immediately from pan. Makes approximately 7 dozen.

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