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Filled Raisin Cookies

How to Make


Cookie dough:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Smith's Milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 scant tsp salt
  • 5 cups flour


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice


Cookie dough:

  1. Mix granulated sugar, brown sugar and shortening in mixing bowl until well creamed.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
  3. Mix dry ingredients, baking powder, soda, salt and flour, in a separate bowl.
  4. Alternate adding vanilla, Smith's milk and dry ingredients until well mixed.
  5. Roll out dough on lightly floured counter, cut with round cookie cutter.


  1. Place raisins, sugar and lemon juice in sauce pan.
  2. Cook raisins 5 minutes, will be thickened.
  3. Place cookie on baking sheet put 1 tsp of raisins on each cookie.
  4. Top each one with another cookie and press the edges with a fork.
  5. Bake at 375 F for 12-15 minutes. Should be lightly browned.


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