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Raisin filled Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Diane Rocha

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. butter softened
1 c.packed brown sugar
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 T. vanilla
5 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/4 ground nutmeg
3 T. Buttermilk

Filling:
1 T. cornstarch
3 T. flour
1 c. Packed brown sugar
2 c. boiling water
1-1/2 c. seedless raisins.

Directions:
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. 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, beating well after each addition.Cover and chill 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 mins. 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 t. 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 degrees for 10-13 mins. or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 3 1/2 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 mins. + chilling
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I tried the raisin cookies on the recommendation of my uncle George. He had us try them at the Weavers bakery in Maryland. These are my favorite and this recipe is pretty close to it. Of course it is another coolie that involves work, but so worth it.

 

 

 

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