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Old 01-25-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
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Raisin Filled Cookies Recipe


3 cups brown sugar
1 cup Crisco Shortening
2 eggs
1 cup milk
Cream together and add:
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
6 cups flour
Mix all together. This makes a lovely soft, brown dough. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or more before rolling out. I roll out just small batches at a time.(This also makes just wonderful, plain sugar cookies)
1 box of raisins (I prefer the dark brown ones)
Cover with water and add sugar to taste, I like mine sweet. Simmer
till done, use flour to thicken. (Use a couple spoons of flour to make
a paste, drop in the hot raisins, and stir till nice and thick. Cool filling.
Cut out the rolled dough. I usually just use a glass, and dip the rim in
flour, then cut out my circles. Works great for a cookie pattern. Pinch
the edges of the cookie together after you put about a TBSP of filling
in it, use the amount you want, or use a fork and dip the tines in flour,
press all around the circle of the cookie if you want them to be fancy.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees
if the cookies seem too brown. I use Pam spray on my cookie sheets.


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Old 01-25-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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I am always looking for the perfect raisin cookie. I will give yours a try. Thanks.

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Old 01-25-2007, 02:10 PM   #3
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Speaking of raisin cookies, does anyone besides me remember the flatter-than-flat raisin cookies sold commercially? I don't remember what they were called, but as a non-sweet-loving youngster, my mom bought them for me all the time & I loved them. They came out of the package in a long perforated strip, & you broke the cookies off at the perforations.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:45 PM   #4
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Your Raisin Filled Cookies Receipe sounds wonderful and thank you so much for sharing with us.

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Old 01-26-2007, 08:48 PM   #5
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Yes, BreezyCooking, I remember the raisin cookies that you described!! What fond memories!! They looked like graham crackers only they were soft not crunchy and filled with raisins. I loved them! I also remember a round, flat lemon flavored wafer with graulated sugar on the top. They had a tangy lemon flavor that made your tastebuds tingle! Thanks for the memories, Breezy!
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:27 PM   #6
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They still make those cookies. They were called Sultanas and raisin biscuits. You can still buy them by mail at Vermont Country Store.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:35 PM   #7
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sounds good

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