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Raisin Filled Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
  • Ingredients for the cookie:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5-1/2 cups flour
  • Combine all of the ingredients except the flour. Cream until smooth and slowly add the flour one cup at a time. Flour the countertop and roll out the sticky dough with a floured rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the size of circle you desire.
  • Ingredients for the raisin or date filling:
  • 1 cup raisins or dates-cut in pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the ingredients in a saucepan and stir constantly. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer until thick. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool slightly. Scoop one heaping tablespoon of the filling in the middle of one rolled out cookie circle and place another cookie on top. Pinch the edges together with your fingers or a fork. Bake for 10-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the cookie dough. Bake longer if you like a crisp cookie. This recipe makes 12-24 cookies depending on the size cutter you use.