Blackberry Sweet Dough Pies

3 whole eggs
2 cups white sugar
4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or Crisco shortening
1/4 cup sweet milk
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour, reserved for rolling the dough

Preheat coven to 350F. Cream sugar and butter; add 1 egg at a time, beating well. Slowly add the rest of ingredients. Mix well. Place in refrigerator overnight. Roll out dough, a small amount at a time. Use a small saucer or a very large cutter. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of fruit in the middle then fold dough over. Dampen edges with ice cold water and crimp with a fork. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

Makes 24.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana