Raisin-Filled Cookies Recipe

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Raisin-Filled Cookies Recipe
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Raisin-Filled Cookies Recipe

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Our family has been making these flavorful cookies for years and years. We love the sweet raisin filling hidden in each cookie. &Mdash; Barbara Noel, Junction City, Kansas
Recommended: Fall Cookies
MAKES:
21 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
21 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • FILLING:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cup seedless raisins

Directions

In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
For filling, in a saucepan, combine the cornstarch, flour and brown sugar. Stir in water until smooth. Add raisins. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir and cook for 3 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
On a floured surface, roll out dough into 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 3-in.-round cookie cutters. Spoon 2 teaspoons filling on top of half the circles and top each with another circle. Pinch edges together and cut slit in top.
Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Raisin-Filled Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p46

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 351 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • FILLING:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cup seedless raisins
  1. In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
  2. For filling, in a saucepan, combine the cornstarch, flour and brown sugar. Stir in water until smooth. Add raisins. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir and cook for 3 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out dough into 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 3-in.-round cookie cutters. Spoon 2 teaspoons filling on top of half the circles and top each with another circle. Pinch edges together and cut slit in top.
  4. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Raisin-Filled Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p46

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Cynthia User ID: 9423105 283537
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2018

"I am wondering if two tablespoons of vanilla is correct. Should it be two teaspoons?"

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Brenda User ID: 9369120 279555
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2017

"This is wonderful recipe! My husband loves them!"

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Lisa User ID: 9047195 260049
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

"Awesome cookie!....easy and tasteful. Reminds my boyfriend of his mother's cookie, His favorite!!!!"

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Dee k User ID: 8895644 250591
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2016

"This recipe comes from the Rebecca cook book..It is an old recipe & very good. My family loves them.The men seem to really like them.I am making some today to send to my son in OK. ! They R worth the time making them."

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gommyof5 User ID: 1641247 239866
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"My grandma's filled cookies were very much like these. They have been a family favorite for generations--especially with the men. In my dad's later years, I always baked/made his favorite cookies, muffins and candies (at gift holidays) for him. The first time, I got this HUGE smile and hug for my gift to him. My sis said she shopped for something for months and all I had to do was make him his favorite sweets. I reminded her that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!!"

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kzdrowak820 User ID: 6956031 42939
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"I normally don't like raisins, but these are amazing. You just can't beat the slight taste of nutmeg and satisfying filling."

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PANgreeneyes User ID: 115113 20862
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"These cookies taste just like my grandma used to make. My husband and kids loved them!"

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Restyer User ID: 7539182 18940
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Just like grandma used to make"

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DaPeach-a-DaCook User ID: 7078423 45065
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"This was my favorite cookie growing up. My Mom passed away in 2004. She had given me her receipe box which disapeared. We didn't use nutmeg or buttermilk, this receipe was very good with a new twist."

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gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 74736
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"This may be the 'Raisin Filling' referred to on the 'Basic cookie Dough' recipe. In addition this is from the Raisin-Filled Cookies recipe!"

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