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Raisin Filled Spice Cookies

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"Fragrant spice cookies with a baked in raisin filling. My mother used to put these in my lunchbox."

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Original recipe makes 15 cookies Change Servings
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Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the 1/3 cup of sugar, water, raisins, butter and pinch of salt. Bring ingredients to a boil, and cook until thick, you should be able to see the bottom of the pan while stirring when finished. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, salt and baking powder, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream shortening and sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mix until blended, then finally stir in the milk.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 inch circles. Place a teaspoon of filling onto the center of half of the cookies. Cover with the other half of the cookies. Press the edges together with the tines of a fork. Sprinkle with sugar and bake on unprepared cookie sheets for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven.
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Jan 20, 2007

I will double the raisin mixture next time. My batch ran short. A very good cookie.

 
Jul 11, 2005

These are good- but not a recipe to rave about. The cookie is good but not awesome, I may try again using brown sugar. Up to par with store bought raisin filled cookies- but not near as the home-made ones Im accustomed to.

 
Feb 23, 2009

I know there called spice cookies but they were just a bit to spicy I guess! Not much like a sweeter cookie that I thought they would be.

 
Nov 30, 2012

We liked these cookies very much. I made a few changes. Added 2 Tablespoons brown sugar and a teaspoon orange zest to the filling. I also replaces 1/4 of white sugar with brown sugar in the cookie dough. I made two dozen cookies and had just the right amount of filling. I debated adding a bit of frosting, but my husband loved them just as they were. The dough was a bit soft, but chilling for 30 minutes took care of that, and I suspected my change could have contributed to it. Thanks Ginger. These are delicious.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 516 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 85.8 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 308 mg
  • 12%

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

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