You are here: Home » Recipes » Ma’s Raisin-Filled Cookies Ma’s Raisin-Filled Cookies User Submitted Recipe by Dorothy Oswald Yield 30 pieces Prep 20-30 minutes Cook 12 Minutes PrintEmail Ingredients Filling:1/3 cup sugar1 1/2 teaspoons butter1/3 cup hot water1 tablespoon brandy1 cup California Raisins1 dash saltCookies2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup shortening1 cup sugar2 eggs, beaten1/2 teaspoon vanilla1 tablespoon milk Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. To prepare filling: Combine sugar, butter, hot water, brandy raisins and a dash of salt. Cook over medium heat until thick. Set aside to cool. To prepared cookies: Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Cream shortening and sugar together using an electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla; stir well. Add flour mixture and milk; stir well. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into circles. Place a teaspoon of the filling on half of each circle, keeping it away from the edge. Fold the remaining part of the circle over the filling. Press together around the edge with tines of a fork. Place cookies on a baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes.