Thursday, August 28, 2014

Raisin Filled Cookie Recipe-Sponsored by BakeItFun!

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.  1 and 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 3/4 cup butter
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 3 3/4 cups flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 3 Tablespoons Cream ( I substituted milk ) 
  8. 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.

5. Next add the cream ( in my case milk) and vanilla to the mix

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

  1. First wash the mat either on the top rack of the dish washer or by hand in soapy water. 
  2. 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)

3. Cut out the dough into circles. I recommend using a glass or something smaller than I used in this blog post.

4. Put them on the BakeItFun Mat 
and drop a little of the filling in the center.

5. Then take another circle and put on the top.

 6.  Repeat

7. My cookbook says bake at 375 until golden brown.. Bake at 375 for 13 minutes.

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

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  1. Oh wow, those look soooo good! Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to try them.

  2. Looks good! I like that you have lots of pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the step by step recipe...I love the pictures. My sweetie likes raisin-type cookies.

  4. Those look super yummy! I'll have to try the recipe.

  5. Those look really good. I never even thought about making cookies that way!

  6. They look good! And you're better than me - I just throw it all in the bowl , lol. But you know they always come out great!

  7. Wow I really like that product! Your cookies look delicious!

  8. I would have NEVER thought to put the raisins in the center like that! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

  9. How cool that you put the raisins right in the middle. They sound awesome.

  10. Yum! I've seen raisins used instead of chocolate chips but never like this! Love the pics!

  11. Mmm, I love raisins in cookies and these look especially delicious.

  12. Yum! Those sound really good. I love raisin cookies! The mat looks great too! Sounds like it really works!

  13. oh my goodness! I love that these are filled! I will have to try these!

  14. my mouth is watering! haha I am going to attempt to make this!

  15. My mom makes a version of these. Great recipe.

  16. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I loveeeeeeeee chocolate chip, but my husband likes raisin - I'll definitely have to make these for him. :)


  17. A little variety never hurt! Raisins add a little extra flavor to an otherwise doughy cookie!

  18. That seems like such a cool idea! I would love to try it with oatmeal and chocolate!

  19. Those look yummy and I am not even a fan of raisins. I know my daugther would love them though!

  20. OMG those look delicious and I absolutely love raisins! I've never had anything raisin "filled" but I would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and the review. :)

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  22. My husband would love these so much! I dont really like raisins but he does. He always complains that I never make any sweet stuff with raisins.

  23. Lots of great photos! I love raisin oatmeal in the Fall!!!

  24. Those mats look awesome! I would use them a ton here! I will be checking them out! The cookies look tasty!

  25. I've never used lard in a recipe either. My mom and grandma used to though. :) This recipe looks good!

  26. Omg these look soooo good! I def need to make these this weekend :)

  27. Raisin are much healthier anyway! Looks delicious!