Grandma's Boiled Raisin Cookies

Grandma's Boiled Raisin Cookies created by Tina Coral Christie

I got this recipe from my mom, who got it from her mom. These are the best raisin cookies I have ever had. They stay very soft! Most people look skeptical of raisin cookies until they try these, and then they ask for the recipe.

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Bring water to boil in small pot, add raisans and boil 5 minutes. Cool. Do not drain water - it will be used in recipe.
  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add eggs and beat well.
  • Add cooled raisans with any left over water, and vanilla.
  • Stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice to wet ingredients.
  • Drop by teaspoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. This mixture is not meant to be really dry.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
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"I got this recipe from my mom, who got it from her mom. These are the best raisin cookies I have ever had. They stay very soft! Most people look skeptical of raisin cookies until they try these, and then they ask for the recipe."

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  1. Christina O.
    This recipe has been in my family for at least 50 years. The only difference is the use of lard instead of margarine and you add the lard to the boiled raisins and water and let it melt before adding the dry ingredients. These are the most fantastic cookies!
  2. Wendy T.
    can these be frozen? Also, if you use cranberries or cherries instead of raisins do you still boil them?
  3. Wendy T.
    if you choose to use cherries or cranberries in these instead of raisins, do you still boil them in water?
  4. utpoohbear
    Can you double this recipe without any complications?
  5. Madeline C.
    These turned out awesome! Followed recipe exactly. Will make again and again.
    • Review photo by Madeline C.
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