You are here: Home » Recipes » Raisin-Filled Cookies Raisin-Filled Cookies User Submitted Recipe by Carolyn Engle Yield 2 dozens Prep 1 hour Cook 12 to 15 minutes A raisin-filled cookie that's perfect for the holiday season. PrintEmail This is a wonderful cookie recipe that has been handed down from my great-grandmother to my grandmother to my mom to me. I always make it at Christmas time, and it is my husband's favorite Christmas treat. Ingredients Raisin filling:1 box California Raisins1/4 cup sugar1/2 cup water1 teaspoon vanillaCookie dough:1/2 cup shortening1 cup granulated sugar1 egg2 1/2 cups flour2 teaspoons cream of tartar1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup milk Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a large baking sheet. Grind raisins. Combine raisins, sugar and water in a pan on the stove. Cook over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool. Combine shortening, sugar and egg; mix well. Add sifted flour, cream of tartar, soda and vanilla; mix well. Add milk; mix well. Roll dough thin and cut with a cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet. Spoon 1 teaspoon raisin filling on top. Cover with another piece of cut dough. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned. Note: We use an old-fashioned grinder to grind the raisins.