Thursday, February 25, 2010

Raisin filled Cookies just like Grandma used to make!





Raisin Filled Cookies
3 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Sift together in bowl and set aside.

Cream:
1 cup Butter
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar

Add:
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. water or milk (if needed)

Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half, make two rolls (logs) on waxed paper,(I make mine about as round as when you put your thumg and pointer finger together and make a circle) and keep in the refrigerator.

Filling:
2 cups raisins
1 cup water
Grind in blender or food processor, keep it kind of chunky.
Add to saucepan with:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 to 1 cup finely chopped nuts (opt)
Cook over medium heat until thickened slightly.

Cut dough into 1/4" slices (approximately). ( I make the bottom slices a little thicker than the top ones and make a slight indention with my thumb) put a spoonful of filling on the bottom slice, and top with another slice. No need to press sides together. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown around the edges.

These remind of when I was a little girl and my grandma made them. Mmmmmm the memories!

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