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Old Fashioned Raisin Filled Cookies Recipe

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

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
LaRue Wood
Added: Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup + 2 Tbsp shortening
1 tsp vanilla
6 cups sifted flour
4 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk

Raisin Filling
3 cups raisins
2 tbsp flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts

Directions:
Directions:
Cream sugar, eggs, shortening and vanilla. Sift together 5 cups flour, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Add alternately, the flour mixture and milk to the creamed mixture. Add the last cup of flour gradually to make a soft dough. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Roll dough about 1/8 inch thick on a floured board. Cut dough into about 2 inch circles. Then place on a lightly greased cookie sheet a few inches apart. Place about 1 tsp of raisin filling in the center of each cookie. Top with another circle of dough. Press edges together to seal.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes

Raisin Filling: Combine all the ingredients and cook until thick.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom would use about a 2 inch drinking glass dipped in flour to cut the cookie dough into circles.

 

 

 

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