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Black-Eyed Susans

Yields24 Servings

 1 ½ cups chopped California raisins
 ½ cup orange juice
 ½ tsp grated orange peel
 ¼ cup sugar
 1 dash salt
 ½ cup butter or margarine
 ½ cup peanut butter
 1 cup sugar
 1 egg
 1 tsp vanilla
 1 ¼ cups flour
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt

For filling, combine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens slightly. Set aside to cool.


For dough, cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Chill dough several hours.


On lightly floured board, roll out half the dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough into 12 rounds with cookie cutter. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of filling on centers. Roll out other half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a doughnut cutter and remove centers so that the filling will show through the round hole. Place centerless dough rounds on top of raisin-filled rounds. Press edges together lightly to seal.


Arrange on greased baking sheets and bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet a few minutes before removing.

Note: If you do not have a doughnut cutter, use a 1-1/2 inch cookie cutter or a thimble to cut out centers.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie

Servings 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 170Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 135mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 3g6%

Calcium 17%
Iron 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.