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Need raisin biscuit cookie recipe please

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"Sunshine" (brand name) used to make a raisin biscuit/cookie, no longer so. My son absolutely loved these. I would like to surprise him and try to replicate them. A raisin paste is sandwiched between 2 very thin layers of a dry, not so sweet biscuit, with an egg wash. Any help? Thanks.

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  1. lanirk, do you know that the Vermont Country Store sells these cookies online? They are called Garibaldi Raisin biscuits.

    1. You can get these on an Ebay bakery store.
      They are baked fresh though.

      1. I too loved the Sunshine brand raisin biscuits...

        Maida Heatter has a recipe in one of her cookie books. I think I it at home and will try to remember to post tomorrow!

        1. Just "Google" and you will find several recipes for the Garibaldi Biscuit. Here are two examples:



          1. Garibaldis were my childhood favorite.

            Reading those recipes, it seems like a very thin shortbread, only with self-raising flour. For North Americans, self-raising flour is approximated by

            1 c. all-purpose flour
            1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt

            (picked up from a google search that lead to cooks.com, but my cooking log is at home.)

            Other formulations include

            2 teaspoons of baking powder

            or 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda + 1 1⁄4 teaspoons cream of tartar

            to 1 cup of plain (all-purpose) flour.

            1. Raisin Filled Pastry Bars
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              Big bars of raisin flavor!

              Raisin Filling
              1-1/2 cups California raisins
              3/4 cup water
              2-1/2 cups all-purpose four
              1/3 cup granulated sugar
              1/4 teaspoon salt
              1/2 teaspoon baking soda
              3 tablespoons vegetable oil
              8 tablespoons water
              1 egg, beaten and divided
              1-1/4 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
              Combine raisins and water in small saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer until all water is evaporated. Cool and chop in food processor or blender. Set aside. For bars, oil a 9x13-inch jelly roll pan; set aside. Preheat oven to 375°F.

              Combine flour, sugar, salt and soda in work bowl of food processor or mixer. Mix together. In small bowl, mix oil, water, 2 tablespoons of egg and vinegar together. Add to dry ingredients and process or mix until dough forms ball and cleans the side of the bowl. Turn onto lightly floured surface; knead together until smooth. Divide into two equal balls. Roll out one ball to 9x13-inch rectangle and place in bottom of prepared pan. Spread with Raisin Filling. Roll remaining ball to 9x13 rectangle and arrange on top. Trim edges and score 3 x 4 to make 12 bars. Brush generously with remaining egg and bake at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and done. Cool and cut as scored.

              Yields: 12 bars
              This comes from the CAlifornia Raisin Marketing Board! And you're welcome! I've been looking for the recipe for years!!

              1. Hello Lanirk,
                Just wondering if you ever came across a recipe or cookie as the Sunshine Rasin ones?