Old-Fashioned Raisin-Filled Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Lovely on a cookie platter - gone first, you'll see. Truly old-fashioned delicious flavor. From the Old Farmer's Almanac recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling:.
  2. Cook raisins with sugar and water for 10 to 15 minutes, or until thick, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and butter.
  4. Let cool while preparing dough.
  5. Cookie Dough:.
  6. Cream sugar and butter; add egg and mix well.
  7. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, and add alternately to sugar mixture with milk and vanilla extract.
  8. Roll out a portion of the dough to 1/8-inch thickness and cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter.
  9. Place a teaspoonful of filling on the center of a round, then cover with another round and press edges together.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown (10 to 15 minutes).
Most Helpful

I tried this recipe. The dough was so wet I could do nothing with it

barbara.morefield December 19, 2015

Very good! I used my hand blender to puree the raisins as I was trying to mimic my husbands grandmas recipe and that is how he said she did it (filling the consistancy of jam) I didn't have lemon juice so I used Lime, didn't seem to make a differance. Let dough sit in the fridge for 2 hours before working it as it was a little sticky. A lovely simple recipe, thanks for sharing

Phoenix 0880 December 14, 2009