Vintage Raisin Filled Cookies

                 Six Christmas Goodies and Treats as part of The Twelve Days of Christmas which starts ERHE.

These cookies are OLD. My Mom got them from her Mom and her Mom lived to be a 101.


Mommy baking cookies

My Mom has been making these cookies all her life.

Filled raisin cookie

Cookies Dough:
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
6 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon salt
5 1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder

Roll thinly and cut into circle shapes. I use a glass about 3 inches in diameter.
Mom cutting out cookies…

cutting out cookies 2

Michele and Mom

Make the Raisin Filling:
3/4 of a package of raisins
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 or 1 1/2 cups water – it will thicken like picture below. Add more water if it’s too thick. It should be like a thick gravy.

raisin filling

Add a good sized tablespoon in the middle of each round cookie. More is preferable to less because this provides the moisture that makes this cookie so special and succulent. :)

Christmas cookie

Now add another cookie on top.


And crimp it together at the edges.

filled cookie

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Don’t overcook.


Don’t cook them too much, just slightly golden around the edges.

Mommy cookies

zzzzzzC9561C493251B0E7B572C8A863B55985Hope you liked this Vintage Raisin Filled Cookie Recipe. If you make them, you WILL LOVE THEM. It’s my favorite!
Best Christmas memories and traditions!

My beautiful mother lived to be 108 years old! She was an amazing woman and she had the Christmas cookies down pat. Lol 

Here she is making mincemeat squares which are fabulous, too.

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  1. Your Mom is too cute!
    These look good.

    M :)

  2. Hey Linda,
    Your mom is so cute. She looks like so much fun.

  3. Handed down recipes are wonderful. Looked like a fun time in the kitchen, your Mom has a great smile. ♥

  4. My Mom used to make Fried Raisin Pies, almost the same way I think:) Love this story:)

  5. How lucky you are to have such a cute little mama.... Mine went to heaven just four years ago and I'd love to bake some cookies with her...

    I'm going to give these a whirl. We love raisins around here.


  6. Thanks for sharing this family recipe...I had to check out this recipe when I saw the picture of your mom. She looks so fun and happy.

  7. Just sprinkled this post at all my favorite places; Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and thank you for being one of our Five Faves! I love your MOM!!

    Have a great week!!

  8. I love your photo! I can tell you enjoyed making these! Thanks for linking up!

  9. Thank you for sharing this recipe on Tasty Tuesdays! My mother is in an endless search for a good raisin cookie recipe, so we'll have to give this one a try, maybe for her birthday in a couple of weeks, won't that be a nice surprise! HUGS!

  10. OMG, you have the cutest mom and I pinned these and would love to try and make them some time. Thanks for sharing them.

  11. Loved seeing pictures of your mother baking. Cookies look yummy!

  12. This is such a joyful post that starts with a joyful photo. I see it's quite an old post, is your mum still with us? Does she still get to bake?
    These sound a bit like something we have here in the UK called Eccles cakes, although the dough bit on them is more of a puff pastry. They are not a million miles away from our mince pies either - a Christmas favourite.
    Thank you for the joy filled recipe and thanks for sharing at Handmade Monday, it has made my day!

  13. My mother-in-law use to make these. My husband loves them. I will have to find her recipe and how similar it is to this one.

  14. I've never had a cookie like that, and now you have me so intrigued, Linda. Your mom is so cute-I love the pictures!!

  15. I loved this post. What fun you must have had baking together.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe for vintage raisin filled cookies at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring this recipe at the party tonight and pinning too.

  16. These look so tasty!


  17. What lovely memories of your lovely late Mom, and what a beautiful way to share this delicious recipe. This post is what Hearth and Soul is all about! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party which has just gone live. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care and I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  18. This recipe is almost like the one I use. It was my grandmothers and she's been gone for years as I'm 73. We use to use seeded muscat raisins that came in a foil box, but the stopped making this as sunmaid told me there was no demand for them. Thanks for sharing, they are our favorite cookie.


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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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