Slice-and-Bake Raisin-Filled Cookies

  • Yield 5 dozens
  • Prep 1 hour
  • Cook 8 to 10 minutes

A moist and delicious filled cookie.

These filled cookies do not need to be rolled out. They are rolled into a roll, refrigerated and then sliced. They are moist and delicious. My family really love them.

Ingredients

Cookies:
2 cups shortening
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Filling:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 package raisins
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. To prepare cookies, combine shortening and sugars. Beat well. Add eggs one a a time. Add milk. Beat well.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda ands alt. Beat into shortening mixture a little at a time.
  3. Roll in 4 (2-inch diameter) rolls. Chill at least 2 hours.
  4. To prepare filling, combine sugar and flour. 
  5. Combine raisins, water, vinegar and vanilla in a saucepan. Stir in sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Let cool completely.
  6. To bake, preheat oven to 350F. Slice dough rolls  ¼ inch thick. Spoon  a scant teaspoon of filling on half the slices. Top with remaining cookie slices. Bake 8 to 10 minutes . Do not over bake.

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