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Raisin Filled Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Raisin Filled Cookies, by , is from The Holston Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marie Holston
Added: Saturday, October 11, 2008


1/2 cup softened shortening {crisco sticks do well}
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp. whipping cream
1 tsp. maple extract
2 1/2 cups flour {no self-rising}
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups raisins {ground up}
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. lemon juice

Mix together flour, then sift & add baking soda & salt. Beat sugar, shortening, eggs, whipping cream & maple extract. Combine all ingredients. Chill dough while preparing filling. Filling~ Mix all ingredients together & simmer slowly on stove about 5 minutes. Let cool. Roll out dough on floured surface {add more as it becomes sticky} Roll dough about 1/8 inch thick. Use a glass or an empty soup can to cut circles into the dough. Put 1 heaping tsp. of filling onto center of cut dough. Cover with another piece of dough. press edges together with finger or a fork. Bake at 400 for 8~10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.

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5 dozen




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