Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Raisin Filled Cookies {Totally Tasty Tuesdays}

These cookies are from my childhood. I loved them then, and I still do. Before I made these, I hadn't had them since I was little. Then I thought of them and called my mom for the recipe. One bite and it was like it hadn't been so long since I enjoyed them. They just make my mouth so happy.

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2 c. sugar
1 c. shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
5 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream together the shortening, eggs, and sugar. Add the rest of the ingredients except the buttermilk. Mix together. Add buttermilk. Mix again. Roll out with a rolling pin 1/8" thick and cut into round shapes with cookie cutters. You will need two circles for each cookie.

2 c. raisins
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. flour
1 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. boiling water
Stir all together and then add the boiling water. Put into a blender and process till smooth.
Fill one cookie with 2 tsp. filling and top with another cookie. Pinch edges closed with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.



  1. These look like great cookies! Kind of remind me of a date-filled cookie my grandma makes -- thanks for the recipe.

  2. I used to make those cookies too when I was a kid...thanks for the memories!

  3. Hi Mandy - your raisin cookies look terrific. I love recipes that remind us of our childhood! I posted my Mint Choco cookies, but mispelled and can't figure out how to delete and take care of it. If I can do something from my end, would you please let me know how to fix that. Thanks. Have a tasty Tuesday!

  4. Lovin the cookies Mandy : ) They look like little mini pies! Cute & Yummy!

  5. Those cookies look wonderful. I bet they were just as good as when you were a child.

  6. Hi Mandy,
    Your Raisin Filled Cookies look really good. I am sharing my Ruben Hot Pockets and I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for hosting and have a great day!

  7. Again, another recipe to add to my growing list from you site. ;-) BTW I added a link to your Totally tasty Tuesdays but I messed up on the name..LOL I'm very new to this blog thing.
    Loving your site.

  8. Hi, someone dropped by at my blog so I followed her ( thank you Star!) and I discover you..I love cookies! your blog is awesome.Now Im your follower and I linked my recipe..My name is Marelie..I'm no.12 My Simple Custard Flan. Thanks

  9. I've never had these cookies. They sure sound delicious. I'm bookmarking them now. Thanks ;)

  10. I love raisins so these would be a huge hit! GREAT tea party recipe for sure! Thanks for sharing - - - I LOVE THEM!


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