Old-Fashioned Raisin Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 39mins
YIELD: 26 cookies




  • Preheat the oven to 425°; lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  • In a bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
  • When smooth, beat in the egg.
  • Add the flour and raisins, stirring until well combined.
  • Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar, flatted the dough to a scant 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake the cookies for 9 minutes, until they are barely set and just starting to brown around the edges.
  • Remove them from the oven, let them rest on the pan until you can move them without them breaking, then transfer to a rack to cool.
  • *For crisp cookies, bake in a 350° preheated oven for 13-15 minutes, until the cookies are starting to brown around the edges.