My Grandma's (Beulah Patton) Raisin Filled Cookies

My Grandma's (beulah Patton) Raisin Filled Cookies

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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
  • 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

How to Make My Grandma's (Beulah Patton) Raisin Filled Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. 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.
  3. Mix ingredients for cookie dough while raisin filling is cooling.
  4. 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.

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About My Grandma's (Beulah Patton) Raisin Filled Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies

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