Boiled Raisin Cookies

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Chalko

This is my grandmothers recipe. It is my dads favorite, and I always make them for him on his birthday. It is the only one I have ever seen that uses shortening instead of butter.

Top Review by Chef Dudo

These cookies are big, soft and kind of cakey. I had expected a crispier cookie but looking back at the recipe I gather that the amount of ingredients are actually more for a cake than for cookies.
Having said that, there is nothing wrong with the cookies! Although I used a heaped tablespoon to make them I still got 49 cookies and as mentioned they turned out big, spread a lot. They baked for 12 minutes, smell good, taste good, what more can I say.
Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water and raisins together just until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar together. Gradually add eggs.
  3. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to the sugar mixture until thoroughly combined.
  5. Add water from the raisins and mix. Stir in raisins.
  6. Drop in spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375º for approximately 10-12 minutes.

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