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Old Fashioned Christmas Raisin Delights

Old Fashioned Christmas Raisin Delights

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This is an old classic Christmas cookie that will bring back many fond memories to those who eat these delightful cookies

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 62g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. To Make The Dough: Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together; set aside.
  2. Cream the butter with 3/4 cup of the brown sugar and the white sugar. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix at high speed for 2 minutes, then reduce speed and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 3 hours.
  3. To Make Raisin Filling: Grind the raisins. In a medium saucepan combine the ground raisins, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup water, salt and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Combine the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of the water and mix until smooth. Add to the raisin mixture and continue to simmer until thick. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, stir in the chopped nuts.
  5. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2 3/4 inch rounds. Place rounds on the prepared baking sheet. Place a heaping teaspoon of the raisin filling on the cookie round and top with another round. Crimp the edges closed.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on sheet until just barely warm.
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Reviews

NUTTYROLL
14

NUTTYROLL

12/18/2003

Please tell the owner to give us the correct amount of vanilla. She forget to include vanilla on the ingredient list. I added 1 tsp.- it was very good after the vanilla was added.

M. Morningstar
11

M. Morningstar

11/28/2005

I've looked for years for a raisin-filled cookie recipe like my aunt's (she'd never give hers up) and this is the closest I've found. Great taste and texture. Make a double batch - my first batch was gone before they cooled.

Lynnje
8

Lynnje

12/17/2008

Great cookie! I only used 1/2 cup cugar in the filling and it was PLENTY sweet enough. Everything else stayed the same. I did drizzle a VERY small amount of a powdered sugar glaze in order to sprinkle red and green sugar crystals for decoration for Christmas. I also processed my rasins in my food processer.

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