Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe is from one of Joanne Flukes many mysteries, unfortunatley I can't remember which one. Posted for safe keeping.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 3 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups raisins
- 2 cups nuts, chopped
- 4 1⁄2 cups flour
- Add sugar to melted butter and mix. Allow to cook, then add beaten eggs and mix well.
- Stir in the can of tomato soup. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
- Next add the raisins and walnuts, stir.
- Add in flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Let dough stand for 10 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown on top. Let stand on cookie sheet for a minute and then finish cooling on a wire rack.
This recipe is from the Lemon Meringue Murder mystery series by Joanna Fluke. It's the first recipe of hers that I have tried and I was pleasantly surprised. I was a little hesitant about using tomato soup but I needed a quick cookie recipe with a few ingredients and this worked out perfectly. I omitted the raisins and walnuts because I wanted to see how it would hold on it's own. Next time, I will definitely add the extras. They are good on their own but I would prefer a bit of a different texture. One of my tasters said it tasted a bit like pumpkin pie in a cookie. Will definitely make again.