Friday, February 17, 2012

Sugar Cookie dough...the possibilities are endless!

 I always love this time of the year 
as we make up batch after batch of
 "Pink Cookies with Sprinkles"
however, there always seems to be leftover sugar cookie dough 
and I'm always amazed at the yummy things we make with the leftover cookie dough.
 Fruit Pizza and Fruit Dip
 always get made up this time of the year... (recipe here)
 (leftover cookie dough, makes the perfect fruit pizza)

 but, I think one of my favorite alternatives to use 
Sugar Cookie dough for is that of making 
RAISIN Filled Cookies!!

This is a PIONEER recipe 
that goes back many generations and one that I have fond memories 
of my Grandma Laura making for us on many occasions!
(although I've used the modernized sugar cookie dough recipe of using sour cream instead of milk, but other than that, the dough/filling are something that has been passed down through the years).
So, yummy and SO easy... 
You can take one batch of sugar cookie dough 
and bake it up two different ways 
so that EVERYONE is happy, 
plus it adds a little variety.

PERFECT, served with a cup of tea or hot cocoa on a cold fall OR winter's day!!
I know what some of you are thinking. 
"RAISINS I don't think I could eat them!" 
Trust me, they are SO good and the raisins 
have a nice texture and consistency after baking in the cookies...
SO I am going to tell you a saying 
that I tell my children quite frequently...
Dr. Seuss says it best:
"Try them you will like them you see"
Raisin Filled Cookies
Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe..(here)

(Raisin filling)
1 cup raisins ground (I just coarsely chop them with a knife)
½ cup sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup water
1 Tablespoon flour mixed with a little bit of water. Put on stove and boil.

Roll dough with plenty of flour and cut with round cutter.
Drop filling on dough and top with another round of dough.
Press edges together to seal well.
Bake at 375 degress for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

A plate of homemade sugar cookies, 
whether topped with frosting and sprinkles, 
OR, filled with raisins and nuts, 
truly makes any day better!


Ann Marie said...

If I made the Pink Cookies with sprinkles.. ALL of the dough would go to that... because they are my FAVORITE! ~ And that's why I don't make them. :)

I Pinned a few of your recipes yesterday... and by the end of the night.. my friends were all re-pinning! yay! Your getting on Pinterest! Food that I know to be GOOD!

Happy Date night with Tracy!

Love ya! ♥

Tracy Smith said...

The raisin filled cookies are to die for!!! The ones you sent to work with me today disappeared fast and people were ranting and raving!

Heather said...

Wow you do make a lot of dough!

Everything looks super yummy!

ilovecooking said...

These are really interesting cookie choices. The only variation of sugar cookie I've seen before is thumbprint cookies. I love your ideas. I think the raisin filled sugar cookies look so yummy. They are so unusual from regular sugar cookies. Thanks for sharing your ideas

Garden of Egan said...

The recipe looks wonderful! And you make it seem so easy.

I didn't realize it was the same dough for the raisin cookies.

You are incredible!

Doran & Jody said...

Oh...I wish I were a baker!! Those treats look fantabulous, cept maybe the raisin filling. I'm not much of a raisin gal in baking. Fill it with chocolate or jam or...