Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins
These are delightfully soft and comforting cookies. They almost fall apart in your mouth!
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups raisins
- 1 cup shortening or 1 cup butter
- 1 3⁄4 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Combine raisins and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and cook for three minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let cool but do not drain.
- In a mixing bowl, cream shortening or butter with sugar.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Mix dry ingredients together and gradually add to creamed mixture.
- Blend thoroughly.
- Stir in nuts and raisins, along with the water the raisins were boiled inches.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes.
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.
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
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.