Monday, December 10, 2007

Raisin Filled Cookies

Every summer my Grandma Pulsipher made these special cookies for the Heap reunion. She only made them once and year and I have to say, I waited all year for them! I remember Grandpa and Grandma drying grapes on large screens to make raisins and Grandma using the hand cranked grinder to prepare the raisins for these cookies. This is definitely not a common cookie, but a very special one to me that always brings back fond memories of home and family.

-Grandma Pulsipher

1 cup raisins, ground
3/4 cups sugar
1 cup cold water
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 T. cornstarch

Mix sugar and cornstarch together in saucepan so it doesn't lump and then add the remaining ingredients and cook until it thickens.

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
3 eggs
1 tsp. soda
1 T. sour milk
1/2 tsp. salt
4 cups flour

Roll dough out and cut into circles the size cookie you want - 1 to 2 inches. put a small amount of raisin filling in the center and place another cookie on top and seal with the tines of a fork. Cut a slit in the top to let the steam escape. Bake at 350 til light brown.

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