I am tired of making chocolate chip cookies . Raisin filled cookies are surprisingly easy to make! My favorite brand of raisin filled cookies are the Yost brand, but I can not find those where we live. Instead I dug out the church cookbook again and found several recipes for raisin filled cookies.
I picked the recipe that did not call for Crisco or lard.. I prefer to use real butter when I cook and using lard is just creepy to me..
The ingredients are SIMPLE.
- 1 and 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3 eggs
- 3 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 Tablespoons Cream ( I substituted milk )
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Next add the 3 eggs
|Eek my mixer has chocolate on it.. whoops.|
3. My directions say to sift flour, soda and salt three times. I didn't do that. I put them all into a bowl and shook it and called it good enough.
4. Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar.
6. Mix it well until it turns into a dough
7. MOST IMPORTANT step. . PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE. This will make it easy to roll and fill.
While it chills make the filling.
- 1 1/2 cup chopped raisins
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cup hot water
1. Put raisins in hot water ( the recipe says chop them but I gave up on that)
2 Add sugar I ran out of white sugar. I mixed in a little bit of brown sugar.
3. Add flour ( this will thicken the mixture)
4. Cook until the sugar and flour dissolve.
5. COOL before using
The dough should be chilled by now and easy to roll it out. This is where the BakeitFun mat was tested.
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To use the mat
- First wash the mat either on the top rack of the dish washer or by hand in soapy water.
- Season the mat with cooking oil
The mats only need re-seasoned if you wash them in the dishwasher.
Now to finish the cookie!
1. Remove the dough from the fridge
2. Roll out the dough. (PS this rolling pin is older than me, it was my Grandmother's rolling pin)
and drop a little of the filling in the center.
5. Then take another circle and put on the top.
I was VERY impressed by the BakeItFunMat,
Nothing stuck to it!
|After removing cookies it looked like this! None of the dough stuck to it!|
Let the cookies cool
I rate BakeitFun 5 stars! This is a great product I am happy to endorse!
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