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Raisin-Filled Cookies

Our family has been making these flavorful cookies for years and years. We love the sweet raisin filling hidden in each cookie. &Mdash; Barbara Noel, Junction City, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • FILLING:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cup seedless raisins

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
  • For filling, in a saucepan, combine the cornstarch, flour and brown sugar. Stir in water until smooth. Add raisins. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir and cook for 3 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough into 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 3-in.-round cookie cutters. Spoon 2 teaspoons filling on top of half the circles and top each with another circle. Pinch edges together and cut slit in top.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 351 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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