Raisin Pillows | How to make Raisin Pillows

By Prathima Nithin  |  21st Dec 2016  |  
5 from 1 review Rate It!
  • Raisin Pillows, How to make Raisin Pillows
Raisin Pillowsby Prathima Nithin
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    20

    mins
  • Serves

    8

    People

3

1

About Raisin Pillows Recipe

Raisin stuffed butter cookies

Raisin Pillows is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Prathima Nithin teaches how to make Raisin Pillows step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Raisin Pillows in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 8 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Raisin Pillows at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Raisin Pillows takes 15 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Raisin Pillows is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Raisin Pillows is a good option for you. The flavour of Raisin Pillows is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Raisin Pillows and impress your family and friends.

Raisin Pillows

Ingredients to make Raisin Pillows

  • For the cookie dough -
  • butter – 100 gms, at room temperature
  • Icing sugar – 100 gms
  • Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
  • maida/ plain flour – 200 gms
  • Baking powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt – a pinch, only if using unsalted butter
  • Milk – 2 to 4 tsps/as needed
  • For the raisin filling -
  • Black raisins – 100 gms
  • lime juice – 1 ½ tsp
  • water – 2 to 3 tbsps
  • sugar – 2 tsps
  • Cornflour – ½ tsp

How to make Raisin Pillows

  1. For the cookie dough-
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together softened butter and icing sugar (sieved in case of lumps) till light and fluffy, about 6 to 8 mins. Add in vanilla, beat again to blend.
  3. Measure 200 gms flour in measuring cup, add in the baking powder and salt if adding.
  4. Seive the dry ingredients together into the creamed butter-sugar mixture. Beat lightly to mix the ingredients.
  5. Then knead gently to a semi stiff dough, adding 2-3 tsps milk as needed to form dough. Do not over knead and avoid adding too much milk as it can result in a tough cookie. Add just enough milk do bring the dough together.
  6. Wrap dough in cling film and let chill in refrigerator till the filling ready.
  7. For the raisin filling-
  8. In a saucepan put in all the ingredients and stir once to blend well. Keep the pan over heat and simmer on low heat for 4 to 6 mins or till raisins are plumped up.
  9. There should not remain too much liquid but the filling must be moist and soft. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  10. Proceed with making pillows
  11. Preheat oven at 180 C for 10 mins. Grease (and line if preferred) a baking tray.
  12. Unwrap dough and divide into 3 portions for easier handling. Roll out one portion by dusting rolling pin with some flour to avoid sticking or keep the dough between 2 plastic sheets and roll out into 1/8 inch thickness.
  13. Cut into desired shape/ size with cookie cutter. I used a 3” diameter cutter.
  14. Take one cut cookie, keep 1 to 2 tsp filling in the centre. Cover on top with another cut cookie and press very lightly at edges.Be careful as you sandwich them as the dough can be very delicate.
  15. Repeat for entire dough.
  16. Place the pillows on prepared baking tray. Bake for 10 to 12 mins or till just start to turn pale golden at edges.
  17. Remove and cool for 5 mins in the tray and then transfer to wire rack and let cool completely. Store in airtight cookie jars at room temp for 2 to 4 days. These pillows are soft yet firm and buttery.

My Tip:

Skip the filling. Unwrap dough and divide into 3 portions for easier handling. Roll out one portion by dusting rolling pin with some flour to avoid sticking or keep the dough between 2 plastic sheets and roll out into ¼” thickness. Place cut cookies into the prepared baking tray. Bake for 10 to 12 mins or till edges just start to turn pale golden. It might even take 15 minutes depending on your oven. Remove and cool 5 mins in the tray and then transfer to wire rack and let cool completely. Store in airtight cookie jars at room temp for 15 days.

Reviews for Raisin Pillows (1)

aliza singh2 years ago

looks divine!
Reply

Cooked it ? Share your Photo