Pat Duran Recipe

Garibaldi-Golden Raisin Biscuit Cookies (Sunshine)

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

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makes about 24-30
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Pat's Story

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


1 c
white whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp
powdered sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
6 Tbsp
cold butter
3 Tbsp
cold orange juice
1 Tbsp
ice water
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 c
chopped raisins

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Biscuits, Flatbreads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Naomi Snider naomiandtom
Aug 18, 2014
If you have an Aldi store in your area, you might want to check out some cookies that are similar to these. They are the Fit and Active Fruit Crisps, and my store carries them in Wild Berry (my fave) and Raisin Apple (haven't tried). These taste the most like the raisin biscuits I had as a child, of course with berries instead of raisins, but they're just lightly sweet, and the filling is chewy. They don't have that golden color that raisin biscuits had, but I guess you can't have everything. I can't wait to try this recipe. My mother and I used to be the ones in the family who loved these so much, and my mother will be excited to try these too. I'll have to make some for her, she is 81 years old. Thank you!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 23, 2013
Thank you so much Marisa for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed this recipe and gave it your family approval.Hugs
marisa ciancimino kitchenladyful
Sep 23, 2013
I made these cookies today, and they are the cookie that brings me back to my childhood! It's amazing how this recipe is the replica version of those delicious cookies that are amazingly so tasty!!!! Thank you for sharing!!! I can't wait to make another batch
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