Grandma's Raisin Filled Cookies

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 10 mins

My Grandmother always had these on hand whenever we would come to visit. We always gobbled them up. I never truly appreciated them tho, until I finally was given the recipe and realized the TIME that went into them. I recommend making the filling one day and the cookies the next.. just saves you that much time. I also like to just underbake a hair... I'll probably be strung and hung for sharing her recipe..:)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Raisin Mixture: Soak raisins in hot water.
  2. When plumb and soft, drain water and grind.
  3. Put in saucepan and add sugar, salt, and water.
  4. Mix the flour with just enough water to make smooth paste, then add to raisin mixture.
  5. Let come to boil, then set off to cool.
  6. Cookie: In large mixing bowl, cream together butter& sugar.
  7. Beat in eggs.
  8. Add milk and vanilla.
  9. Mix until well blended.
  10. Combine dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture.
  11. Roll out onto flour surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  12. Cut with round cutter.
  13. Lay on cookie sheet, and add 1 Tablespoon (about) ground raisin mixture to each cookie.
  14. Top with another round cookie, pinch sides together.
  15. Bake@ 350 8-10 minutes or until just starting to brown.
Most Helpful

This is the raisin filled cookie recipe I have been searching for! I've tried others and came away very disapointed. I think I know what the difference is! This filling is cooked with flour giving you a true "filling". The others just has raisins in the middle. This is an exceptional recipe. My hubby thanks you podapo!! I will make these often!

MizzNezz November 03, 2002

Your grandma is a cookie making genius, yes they take time but worth every second, and if she strings and hangs you i have to say that i am sorry but it is worth it in the end lol... these are really wonderfull cookies, thanks so much for sharing! Donna:)

Donna October 06, 2002

I acutally had to throw the first batch of cookies dough down the garbage disposal because it was too soft. I then ran back to the grocery and bought the ingredients again. My cookies just did not turn out.. I loved the filling though

Ladybug II December 08, 2002