Delicious Raisin-Filled Cookies

These cookies are my husband's favorite and are a must-have on four-wheeling trips because his grandma used to bring an ice-cream bucket full of them when they went out for a ride in the hills. I've tried other recipes I found on line, and they weren't what he remembered, so I finally tracked down Grandmas recipe and it's great. The vinegar in the filling gives it a tang rather than syrupy sweetness, and the cookie crisps up nicely.

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1hr 20mins
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  • For filling, mix raisins, salt, sugar, nutmeg, and vinegar in a sauce pan. Put on to boil and when boiling, add cornstarch dissolved in water. After it comes to a full boil again, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • For dough, cream the shortening, sugar, and eggs, and then add the salt, extract, milk, and nutmeg. Add enough flour (about 5 cups) to make the dough easy to handle.
  • Roll dough on a floured surface to a thickness similar to pie crust (about 1/8 inch). Use a cookie cutter to cut circles about 3 inches across. Drop a teaspoon of filling on a circle and cover with another, pressing out all air and press around the edges to seal.
  • Optional: Brush top surface with milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 F for 18-20 minutes.
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"These cookies are my husband's favorite and are a must-have on four-wheeling trips because his grandma used to bring an ice-cream bucket full of them when they went out for a ride in the hills. I've tried other recipes I found on line, and they weren't what he remembered, so I finally tracked down Grandmas recipe and it's great. The vinegar in the filling gives it a tang rather than syrupy sweetness, and the cookie crisps up nicely."
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  1. foxy24camper
    found two recipes for raisin-filled cookies on the "Genius kitchen" site. Are these cookies a soft cookie or a crisp cookie. One did say "crisps up nicely".. Still looking for a dark colored cookie with a raisin-filing. Any help?
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  2. cathe.runyan
    These cookies are my husband's favorite and are a must-have on four-wheeling trips because his grandma used to bring an ice-cream bucket full of them when they went out for a ride in the hills. I've tried other recipes I found on line, and they weren't what he remembered, so I finally tracked down Grandmas recipe and it's great. The vinegar in the filling gives it a tang rather than syrupy sweetness, and the cookie crisps up nicely.
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