Raisin Filled Pumpkin Cookies

Raisin Filled Pumpkin Cookies
by Raines, Cookie Club Member
Recipe Courtesy of www.CookieClubRecipes.com


Category: Desserts, Cookies
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Level: Impressive Baking Skills
Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies


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Ingredients:

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
2 and 3/4 c. flour

Filling:

2 c. raisins
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed (undiluted)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and flour. Add to mixture 1 c. at a time. Mix well. The dough will be stiff. Do not chill dough. Tint orange with food coloring until desired color is reached. 

Divide dough into 2 balls. Roll dough out. Cut pumpkin shapes. Place half the cookies on cookie sheets. Mix filling ingredients in a small bowl (or can fill with a layer of jelly). Place 1 T. filling on cookie. Cut eyes and mouth from remaining cookies. Place on top. Press to seal edges. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Enjoy!

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