Recipe by Akikobay
This recipe came from a friend who loves to bake and does it very well. I like these cookies because they are soft and chewy, but still a little bit substantial. The combination of brown sugar, butter, and raisins is so comforting, these cookies will disappear before they cool!
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment or grease.
- Cream butter and add sugar, beating until fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla.
- Beat until just creamy.
- Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Mix well.
- Stir in raisins and, if you're adding them, walnuts.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared sheets.
- Bake in upper third of oven for 10 to 12 minutes until just barely golden (See Note).
- Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet and move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- This recipe doubles quite nicely.
- NOTE--Don't overbake these cookies or when they are cooled, they WILL (I guarantee this) be completely rock hard...they should look underbaked coming out of the oven.