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Recipe for Old-Fashioned Raisin-Filled Cookies | Almanac.com

Old-Fashioned Raisin-Filled Cookies

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Makes 3 dozen.
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Are you looking for the delicious cookies of yesteryear? We love these nostalgic raisin cookies—just like the ones that Grandma used to make! They are a welcome sight at the holiday table.

These delicious yet not overly sweet cookies are perfect for bringing to a cookie swap, sticking in a lunchbox for a special treat, or enjoying a cup of tea. Just be sure to label them properly—no one likes to be surprised by raisins instead of chocolate!

Check out more great cookie recipes.

Filling:

Ingredients
2 cups chopped raisins
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. In a pan over medium heat, cook raisins, sugar, and 2/3 cup of water for 10 to 15 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and butter. 
  3. Let cool while preparing the dough.

Dough:

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 egg, beaten
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, cream sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add egg and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, and add alternately to sugar mixture with milk and vanilla. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness and cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place a teaspoonful of filling on the center of a round, then cover it with another round and press edges together. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
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