bcmom's kitchen

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Soft Raisin Cookies

These cookies are so good!

Soft Raisin Cookies
Raisin cookie
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Combine raisins and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.  Cook for 3 minutes; remove from heat and let cool (do not drain).
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening; add sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla; stir in raisins.
  3. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and blend thoroughly.  Stir in nuts.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.  Bake at 350° 12-14 minutes.
Yield: about 6 dozen
from Taste of Home magazine

Since I'm the only one in the house that likes raisins, I may need to make a half batch of these - or else share them with my friend Don who likes them as much as I do.  (Or let Don's wife make them, since she asked me for this recipe ages ago, and I'm just now posting it.)



Yummy cookies. You could just divide the batter in half and bake up half with and half without....a win win there. ;)

Don's Wife

I made these this morning. I didn't try them cuz i don't like raisins and can't eat wheat, But they look good. I thought the batter was way too dry and didn't put in the last cup of flour.... until i added the raisins, then it needed that flour. Easy recipe, i used butter cuz it was what i had. Will let you know how Don likes them.

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