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Raisin Filled Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

4  c  Flour
1  t  Baking soda
1/2  ts  Salt
1 1/2  c  Sugar
1 1/2  c  Butter/shortening or
1/2  c  Sour milk/buttermilk
2  ea  Eggs
1  t  Vanilla
1  ea  Box (approx 1 lb) raisins
3/4  c  Sugar
2  c  Water
  ds  Salt
1/4  ts  Lemon juice optional
2  ea  Heaping teaspoon cornstarch
    -dissolved in 2 teaspoon
    Or enough water to make
    -liquid cornstarch

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and sugar, mixing well. CUt in butter/shortening until particles resemble fine corn meal. Blend together well the milk, eggs and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, gather into dough and, on a lightly floured surface, knead until dough is stiff. Chill for a few hours overnight. Divide chilled dough into 4 equal parts, refrigerate portions you're not working with so dough remains chilled. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough, one portion at a time, to between 1/4 and 1/8 inch thick. Using a 4 inch cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as possible, remember you need and even number. Place a circle of dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Put 1 heaping teaspoon of filling in the middle of the circle, then cover with a second circle. Seal edges thoroughly. Repeat with remaining dough and bake 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are a light golden brown. For filling, place raisins, sugar, water and if desired, lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture, blend well and cool.

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