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Raisin-Walnut Filled Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Raisin-Walnut Filled Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Raisin-Walnut Filled Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Raisin-Walnut Filled Pumpkin Spice Cookies
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Course: Filled CookiesDifficulty: Medium

Pumpkin spice cookie dough with raisin-walnut filling. There are optional directions for making them look like jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 1 cup butter at room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • orange food color (optional, for Halloween)

  • For the filling:
  • 2 cups raisins, finely chopped

  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

Directions

  • Make the dough:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder, spice, and flour one cup at a time mixing after each addition. The dough will be very stiff. Blend last flour in by hand. Do not chill dough. To tint with orange food color for jack-o-lanterns (optional): add small amounts until desired color is reached. Divide dough into 2 balls.
  • Cut out the cookie dough rounds:
  • On a floured surface, roll each doubh ball into a circle approximately 12 inches in diameter. Dip round or pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters in flour before each use. Place half the cookies on cookie sheets.
  • Fill and assemble the cookies:
  • Prepare the filling by mixing together the raisins, walnuts, and orange juice concentrate in a bowl. Place 1 tablespoon filling on cookie. If you are making jack-o-lanters, cut out the eyes and mouth from remaining cookies. Place remaining cookies on top of filling. Press to seal edges. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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