Raisin stuffed shortbread cookies are slightly crisp on the outside and chewy and gooey on the inside. A MUST if you are a raisin fan!
These Old Fashioned Raisin Stuffed Shortbread Cookies have quickly become a favorite of my Dad’s. My mom was making them again the other day and I stole a plate full and the recipe so that I could share them with all of you. Luckily I still ended up with a few to take a picture because I couldn’t stop eating them on the way home. These cookies are soft and chewy with a yummy and sweet raisin filling that kind of reminds me of eating fig newtons (minus the figs of course).
My mom got this recipe from a good friend of hers while serving a mission at a camp. Her friend was famous around the camp for these yummy treats, all the other missionaries loved when she would whip up a batch. Apparently this recipe has been in their family for generations and is truly an old fashioned cookie recipe.
- Cover the ingredients with water and bring to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Then add 1/2 c. melted butter and 5 Tbsp. of flour to thicken. Once thick, remove mixture from heat and set aside to cool.
- Cream together the sugar, shortening, and eggs. Then mix in all the other ingredients.
- Roll out into Tbsp sized balls and flatten into rounds. Put down one round, add filling in the center, then top with another round and seal around the edges with finger tips. Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes, or until light brown in color. Cool completely. (optional: sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar)