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


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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