My Grandma's (beulah Patton) Raisin Filled Cookies Recipe

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My Grandma's (Beulah Patton) Raisin Filled Cookies

Patricia Lefler


Grandma was the absolute best cook and baker I have ever had the pleasure to know. Every Christmas she would make her Raisin Filled Cookies and the smells coming from her kitchen were absolute heaven. I miss & love you Grandma!

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varies depending on size of cookies


30 Min


15 Min


1 1/4 c
lard or butter
1 c
3 c
sugar (reserve 1 c for filling)
2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
cream of tarter
2 tsp
7 c
plain flour (not self-rising)
2 Tbsp
plain flour or 1 tbsp cornstarch – for filling
2 c
raisins for filling

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Make Filling:
2 cups raisins covered with 1 inch of water. Cook for 15 minutes.
Then add:
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons plain flour or 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Stir until thickened and remove from heat to cool.
Mix ingredients for cookie dough while raisin filling is cooling.
Roll out dough and cut out cookies with a biscuit cutter, a clean empty vegetable can, a jar or drinking cup (depending on how big you want your cookies). Spoon 1 tsp to 1 tbsp filling(depending on the size of your cookie)onto center of cookies and top with another cookie that has a slit cut in the center for steam to escape. Seal the cookies around the edges. Bake in 350° oven until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies