Raisin Cookies

READY IN: 57mins
Recipe by strawberryjane

This is an old, old recipe...It was my grandma's and hard to tell where she ever got it from....When I was little, I used to love to go to her house and always eat one of her cookies...kind of time consuming to make but sure is worth it

Top Review by katie in the UP

These are terrific!! It's a cakey, raisiny delight!! DH loves raisins, I'm always trying different recipes...this one is a keeper! Thank you posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add raisins to water and boil 5 minutes.
  2. Let cool.
  3. Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well.
  4. Add vanilla, cooled raisins, and chopped nuts.
  5. Sift together dry ingredients and add to raisin mixture;mix well.
  6. Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Makes about 60 cookies (depending on how big you make them).

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a