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Pop Tarts

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Your favorite flavor jam, preserves, or fruit butter
1 egg white, beaten with 1 Tbsp. milk
Sugar for sprinkling on top

Cream together sugar and shortening, beating until light. Beat in
eggs until creamy, then stir in flour and baking powder to amek
soft dough. Divide dough evenly into 16 parts. Roll each part into
a flattened ball and set aside on a plate. Wrap plate in plastic
wrap and refrigerate two hours. Grease cookie sheet and set aside.

Roll 1 ball dough into a rectangle about 1/16" thick. Spread 1
heaping teaspoon of filling evenly over dough leaving a generous
margin. Roll out another ball into similar shape and lay it neatly
over the first. Using sharp knife, trim the tart to approximately
3 1/2"x5" and crimp edge with fingertips or tines of fork. Place
tart on cookie sheet and prick top with fork.

Lightly beat egg white with milk; brush tops of tarts and sprinkle
with sugar, if desired. Bake 350 for 25 minutes, until edges are
browned. Prick again during first 10 minutes of baking keep them
flat. Cool, wrap, and store in the refrigerator. Tarts may also
be iced.

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