Friday, September 23, 2011

Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies

I don't really like raisins. I'll eat them if they are in trail mix and occasionally, I like to eat them in cookies. I have had this recipes for 5 years and I kept meaning to try it. The cookies are very soft and the cinnamon complements the raisins perfectly.

What you need:
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  1. In a small pan, bring raisins and water to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening; add sugar gradually.
  3. Then add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Combine rest of ingredients (all dry) and add into wet ingredients gradually.
  5. Stir in raisins (with water).
  6. Drop by the teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 12 to 14 minutes.
Recipe Source: Unknown


Kim McCallie said...

I love soft, chewy cookies! These look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Carol said...

Sarah, Thanks for setting me up with Pinterest! I like soft and chewy cookies much better than crispy ones.