Family Favorite Raisin-Filled Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 50 mins

Family Favorite Raisin-Filled Cookies

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"These are a childhood favorite, passed down from my grandmother and great-grandmother."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cookies Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk 3 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, cream of tartar, and baking soda together in a bowl. Mix vegetable shortening, milk, egg, and vanilla extract into dry ingredients to make a dough. Roll the dough out 1/4-inch thick on a floured work surface. Cut dough into 2 1/2-inch rounds using a biscuit cutter or glass.
  3. Combine raisins, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon flour in a bowl; stir to coat raisins. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of raisin mixture into center of a cookie round and top with another round. Use a fork to crimp the edges together to make little pies. Place cookies onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly golden brown, about 11 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent burning.
  5. Gather cut scraps of dough, gently form into a ball, and roll out again. Repeat steps as before until all dough and filling are used up.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Be gentle when incorporating dough scraps from previous rollings with new dough. Working the dough too much will cause cookies to toughen.
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Apr 14, 2013

Have not tried this recipe, but, very similar to my grandmothers. Correct in saying (don't work the do too much. Best cookie in the known universe. My wife bakes a double batch every year for Christmas.

 
Jun 19, 2013

This does not even deserve a star. Very dry and hard.I am an experienced baker

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 59 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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