Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

These are delightfully soft and comforting cookies. They almost fall apart in your mouth!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine raisins and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and cook for three minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and let cool but do not drain.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening or butter with sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla.
  5. Mix dry ingredients together and gradually add to creamed mixture.
  6. Blend thoroughly.
  7. Stir in nuts and raisins, along with the water the raisins were boiled inches.
  8. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
  9. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes.
Most Helpful

OH my!!! These are SO good! I am really having trouble leaving these alone. I made the recipe as posted, no changes. This makes a lot of cookies. I love raisins, and this is the best raisin cookie recipe I've found!! Very easy. Thanks Friedel!! Definitely one I will repeat.

MizzNezz October 01, 2002

Very Good, but I reduced the oven to 300 degrees to prevent raisins from burning before the cookies were baked. I have a suspicion that my oven may bake "hotter than it should". Bernice

Bernice Young October 31, 2002

These are great cookies. I made them with 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and 1/4 cup of white sugar and added 1/2 tsp. allspice. They're nice and thick and soft with just a hint of spice. I cut back a bit on the nutmeg because I find it can be overpowering at times. The recipe says it makes 6 dozen cookies but I only got 34.

sadielady March 25, 2010