Garibaldi-Golden Raisin Biscuit Cookies (Sunshine)

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Serves: makes about 24-30
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1 c white whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbsp cold butter
3 Tbsp cold orange juice
1 Tbsp ice water
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 c chopped raisins

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
These biscuit/cookies were made by Sunshine Biscuit Company in Saginaw, Michigan and later by Keebler.(1996)
These are flat raisin-filled cookies-(cracker/biscuits), but now have dropped them from their line-up-
This recipe is in part from King Arthur Flour/part improvised -these are not real sweet and are very good.They are great with or without sugar on top. I like them without the sugar on top, believe it or not!
Sometimes I fill them with dried fruit such as , cranberries or blueberries, any dried fruit works well with this recipe.
I love these old fashioned morsels. Hope you do too
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Lightly grease 2 baking sheets, or line with parchment paper-(I use parchment)
Whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into small cubes, and work it into the dry ingredients using your fingers, a mixer or a fork, mixing until the dough in unevenly crumbly.
Drizzle with the orange juice and water,mixing until dough holds together and it doesn't seem all dry or crumbly-you've added enough liquid.
Divide the dough in 1/2, and shape each 1/2 into a small rectangles ;pressing each of the 4 sides against the work surface to smooth any rough edges.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Remove 1 piece of dough from the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350^.
Place dough on a lightly floured parchment paper surface. Roll it into a rectangle 10x 14-inches, about a little less than 1/8 -inch thick. Ragged edges are OK. The thinner you can roll them without tearing the better!
Brush dough lightly with some of the beaten egg, then spread 1/2 the surface with 3/4 cup of the raisins, pressing them in carefully. Fold dough over raisins and flatten dough again with rolling pin. to about 6x15-inches. Some raisins might pop though- that's OK. Slide dough off parchment paper onto the prepared cookie sheet. Brush dough with some of the beaten egg ,(if using the coarse sugar,sprinkle on now).
Using a roiling pizza wheel or bench knife, carefully cut the rectangle of dough inti 3 strips,lengthwise. Then crosswise into 5 pieces.No need to separate they will break apart when you finish baking them. But you can separate them if you wish.Both ways work well. Because they don't expand much.Using a fork poke holes all over the top of the dough.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 18 minutes, until they're a light golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on rack. If you do not need the cookie pan you can cool them on the pan.
I baked them apart this time- but like them left together with perforations then baked.

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user Bonnie Beck sailboat - Dec 5, 2012
Oh, heaven, I remember these cookies and how good they were. Thanks for posting a recipe for them.
user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Dec 5, 2012
Pat, you can still order these from:
They have them in their catalog. Though I've never ordered them because I'm not a fan of raisins.
Hope you're having a great day!

user Bonnie Beck sailboat - Dec 5, 2012
Ellen...the ones from Vermont Store doesn't taste the same. I have ordered and last year gave them as part of a Christmas box gift to my brother and sil. They are good, just not the same.
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Dec 5, 2012
Thank you Bonnie and Ellen for taking the time to review this recipe- . Bonnie I hope you try this recipe and tell me if you think they taste pretty much the same. Ellen -Bonnie is right they do not taste the same.
You can make them with any dried fruit you like. Blueberry is a great choice too. This is the closest recipe to the real thing.
I can still remember being in the car and watching for the big yellow sunshine on the building as we crossed over the Gennesse Bridge,and the Saginaw River .
When they closed the building later became Art Sample Furniture where I worked in the office, when children were in grade school.A lot of memories in that old Art Sample is gone too..

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