These were a favorite cookie in my family when I was growing up, and we loved to help Mom make the "thumbprints" in each cookie, where the sweet raisin filling was placed before baking.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • For cookies, cream margarine with peanut butter. Mix in sugar, then beat in eggs and milk. Stir in baking soda, oats, and flour.

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  • To Make Filling: Combine raisins, water, and lemon juice. Heat until nearly boiling. Mix sugar with cornstarch; add enough (cold) water to make a paste. Stir into raisin mixture and heat until clear.

  • Shape dough into walnut-sized balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Using your thumb, indent the center of each ball, making a fairly good-sized hollow spot. Fill with about a teaspoon of filling. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 49.1g 16% DV; fat 11.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 34.4mg 12% DV; sodium 168.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2007
Good cookie for tea base itself wasn't sweet enough for my liking. I needed to ad 1/4 milk to the mixture for easier handling. Read More
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