When I was a just a little kid, I remember my grandmother and my aunts all making boiled raisin cookies. They were some of the first cookies that I can remember and I remember them fondly.
Some of them were cakey cookies with raisins. Some were made with a moist, buttery dough that they rolled out like a pie dough. They would cut out circles, lay a scoop of boiled raisins on the first circle, and lay the other circle over the top. They would crimp the edges together with the tines of a fork and bake it. Often, they would spread a white frosting on the cookies.
I expected these to turn out cakey. They didn't. They are more like a Toll House type chocolate chip cookie but not as rich. I liked them a lot. We tinkered with the recipe a bit to get it right but these are darned good raisin cookies.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until done. Remove to a wire rack to cool.