Saturday, January 29, 2011

Soft Raisin Cookies

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I love raisin filled cookies, but sometimes I just don't have the time to roll out the dough, cut out the circles,  fill them, seal them together and then bake. Here is a recipe that tastes like them without all the fuss.  These cookies are quick, easy to make and taste delicious!

Ingredients are as follows:

1 1/2 C raisins
1 1/4 C water
1 tsp. vanilla

1 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 C flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet(s) with non-stick cooking spray.


Put the raisins, water and vanilla into a pot and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, turn off the heat; set aside to cool. 


  
While the raisins are cooling, cream together the butter and sugars.


After those are creamed together, add eggs and vanilla; mix again.


Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until incorporated. 

 
Add the raisins and liquid; mix until combined. Adding the liquid from the raisins is what makes these cookies so flavorful and moist. The dough will look a little runny, however do not add more flour or you will end up with a dry cookie.


Drop tablespoons of dough onto prepared cookie sheet(s) about two inches apart. (I used foil and cooking spray since my cookie sheets are old!)


Bake in pre-heated oven for eight to ten minutes (the cookies will feel slightly firm to the touch).  Remove from pan, allow to cool before serving.


Take a bite and enjoy!


7 comments:

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  2. OH MY geeeee! I HAVE TO HAVE THESE COOKIES, I am hungry just looking at them, I so wish that they would look like this if I made them ;-)
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    Val

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  3. Thank you for participating in the Smackdown Battle! Best of luck to you. These cookies sure look delicious! :)

    Amy
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  4. I love this.. an easy raisin-filled cookie. I made some real filled ones last month and they were so much work. These look just as good and much faster. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That's an interesting recipe. It sounds really good. I've got a muffin recipe that calls for boiling the raisins in liquid (apple juice, I think), but you don't use the liquid in the muffins. I like that idea though.

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  6. Those look delicious. I live in PA and we make filled cookies, but these look much easier! Thanks for posting.

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  7. I need these cookies in my cookie jar, then I could just reach over and have one, they look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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