Old-Fashioned Raisin Cookies

"My mother has been making these morsels for the past 40 years, much to the delight of all in our family," jots Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. "The fruit-filled sugar cookies will please...

Directions In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cool. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy....


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup water
  • DOUGH:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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