Sam's Brown Sugar and Raisin Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment or grease.
  3. Cream butter and add sugar, beating until fluffy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla.
  5. Beat until just creamy.
  6. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Stir in raisins and, if you're adding them, walnuts.
  9. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared sheets.
  10. Bake in upper third of oven for 10 to 12 minutes until just barely golden (See Note).
  11. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet and move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  12. This recipe doubles quite nicely.
  13. 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.


Most Helpful

These cookies have such a wonderful flavor of butter, brown sugar and raisins! Even the ones that I overcooked were delicious "dunkers".

Diana A. January 03, 2009

So myummy! I used half raisons and half cranberries - perfect! I was careful to not overcook and they are wonderfully tenser and chewy. DH thinks they are great too....Thanks Akikobay!

me & alex May 07, 2008

Wow! The brown sugar in the cookie isn't too sweet and then there are these little spots of juicy goodness from the raisins! Such a great combination!! They come out a bit flat, but that just gives them that "homemade" appeal. Yum! I am sure that my sons will love these. I soaked my raisins for about 10 minutes in hot water before adding them to the mix. My raisins were looking a little sad and now that I have tasted the cookie, I am really glad I did. I think that golden raisins would be awesome in these cookies! I will try that next time!! Thanks for posting!! :)

Saturn May 02, 2008

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