Pop Tarts

3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teas. vanilla
2 Tbls. milk
Preheat oven to 350F.
In mixer or food processor, cream shortening and sugar together and then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Sift together flour and baking powder and and stir into shortening mixture to make a soft dough. Chill for 1 hr.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out 12 rectangles, each 8 x 12 inches. Spread one tablespoon of preserves over half of each rectangle, staying well within the edge of the pastry. Fold pastry dough over the preserves and trim the edges with a pastry wheel or crimp with a fork to close. Place tarts on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 min. Let cool. Mix vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar until you have a thin frosting. Dribble frosting on cooled tarts.
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