Raisin Filled Spice Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ⅓ cup white sugar
<br>- ⅓ cup water
<br>- 1 cup raisins
<br>- 1 ½ teaspoons butter
<br>- 1 pinch salt
<br>- 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- 2 teaspoons baking powder
<br>- ½ cup shortening
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 2  eggs
<br>- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 tablespoon milk
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the 1/3 cup of sugar, water, raisins, butter and pinch of salt. Bring ingredients to a boil, and cook until thick, you should be able to see the bottom of the pan while stirring when finished. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
<br>step 2: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
<br>step 3: Sift together the flour, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, salt and baking powder, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream shortening and sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mix until blended, then finally stir in the milk.
<br>step 4: On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 inch circles. Place a teaspoon of filling onto the center of half of the cookies. Cover with the other half of the cookies. Press the edges together with the tines of a fork. Sprinkle with sugar and bake on unprepared cookie sheets for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven.
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Ingredients
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 ½ teaspoons butter
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk

Directions
step 1: In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the 1/3 cup of sugar, water, raisins, butter and pinch of salt. Bring ingredients to a boil, and cook until thick, you should be able to see the bottom of the pan while stirring when finished. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
step 2: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
step 3: Sift together the flour, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, salt and baking powder, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream shortening and sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mix until blended, then finally stir in the milk.
step 4: On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2 1/2 inch circles. Place a teaspoon of filling onto the center of half of the cookies. Cover with the other half of the cookies. Press the edges together with the tines of a fork. Sprinkle with sugar and bake on unprepared cookie sheets for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven.

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