Gramma’s Filled Cookies

 

 

Gramma’s Filled Cookies

 

 Filling:

 1 cup chopped raisins

 1 cup sugar

 2 tablespoon flour

½ teaspoon lemon juice

¼ cup boiling water        

Combine above ingredients in small saucepan and cook over low to medium heat until raisins are very soft and mixture has thickened.  Set aside to cool before using for cookies.

 

 

Cookies:

2/3 cup shortening          2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs, well-beaten         3 cups flour

½ teaspoon salt                2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs.  Sift in flour, salt, and baking powder.

Add vanilla.  Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick and cut out in circles.  Put filling in center of circle and put another circle on top and press down around edges to seal.  Bake in moderate oven 350-375° for 20-25 min., or until nicely browned.  These store well in closed container.  Excellent holiday or any day cookies.