Raisin Filled Spice Cookies
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the 1/3 cup of sugar, water, raisins, butter and pinch of salt. Bring ingredients to a boil, and cook until thick, you should be able to see the bottom of the pan while stirring when finished. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Sift together the flour, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, salt and baking powder, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream shortening and sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mix until blended, then finally stir in the milk.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 inch circles. Place a teaspoon of filling onto the center of half of the cookies. Cover with the other half of the cookies. Press the edges together with the tines of a fork. Sprinkle with sugar and bake on unprepared cookie sheets for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven.
Per Serving: 516 calories; 17.5 85.8 6.7 56 253 Full nutrition
ReviewsRead all reviews 5
I will double the raisin mixture next time. My batch ran short. A very good cookie.
These are good- but not a recipe to rave about. The cookie is good but not awesome, I may try again using brown sugar. Up to par with store bought raisin filled cookies- but not near as the home...
I know there called spice cookies but they were just a bit to spicy I guess! Not much like a sweeter cookie that I thought they would be.
You must refrigerate the dough to keep the cookie soft. If you like extra spice you can add some cinnamon and cloves to the raisin filling, I did. This recipe made the best raisin filled cookies...