Old-Fashioned Raisin-Filled Cookies

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




  • Filling:

  • Cook raisins with sugar and water for 10 to 15 minutes, or until thick, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and add lemon juice and butter.
  • Let cool while preparing dough.
  • Cookie Dough:

  • Cream sugar and butter; add egg and mix well.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, and add alternately to sugar mixture with milk and vanilla extract.
  • Roll out a portion of the dough to 1/8-inch thickness and cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter.
  • Place a teaspoonful of filling on the center of a round, then cover with another round and press edges together.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown (10 to 15 minutes).

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  1. I tried this recipe. The dough was so wet I could do nothing with it
  2. 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


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