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Raisin-Filled Cookies

Raisin-Filled CookiesCrumbly cookies with sweet surprise inside! Raisins and brown sugar give these classic treats a deep and rich flavor.  Here is an easy dessert recipe for Raisin-Filled Cookies.

1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 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

1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups boiling water
1-1/2 cup seedless raisins


Cream sugars and butter in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.

To make the filling, combine the cornstarch, flour and brown sugar in a saucepan. Add in water and stir 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-inch 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 on top.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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