Raisin-Filled Cookies Recipe

5 10 11
Raisin-Filled Cookies Recipe
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Raisin-Filled Cookies Recipe

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5 10 11
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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.
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 or margarine, softened
  • 3 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 mixing bowl, cream sugars and butter. Add eggs, beating well after each addition, and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Mix well. Chill. For filling, combine cornstarch, flour and brown sugar in a saucepan. Add water, stirring constantly. Add raisins; stir and cook until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened, about 3 minutes. Cool. On a floured surface, roll dough and cut into 3-in. circles. Spoon 2 teaspoons filling on a circle and top with another circle. Pinch edges together and cut slit in top. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. 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.

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 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 mixing bowl, cream sugars and butter. Add eggs, beating well after each addition, and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Mix well. Chill. For filling, combine cornstarch, flour and brown sugar in a saucepan. Add water, stirring constantly. Add raisins; stir and cook until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened, about 3 minutes. Cool. On a floured surface, roll dough and cut into 3-in. circles. Spoon 2 teaspoons filling on a circle and top with another circle. Pinch edges together and cut slit in top. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Raisin-Filled Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p46

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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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deannasnz User ID: 6542477 46348
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"An old favourite. They're delicious, and best of all they bring back happy memories of childhood. I first made these with my sister when I was 13; I think we ate the whole batch within two or three days."

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Busy Lizzy User ID: 4846732 18939
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"I loved these cookies. I made them larger and doubled the raisin filling because my husband wanted a really big raisin cookie. They were easy to make and like every rolled cookie they do take a little time but well worth it."

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