Juicy raisins are the star in these popular cookies! They're great as a snack with coffee.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place water and raisins in a small saucepan, and bring to boil. Boil 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in raisins along with the liquid in which they were boiled. Blend in flour mixture, then mix in the walnuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in preheated oven, or until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

205.9 calories; 2.5 g protein; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 12.4 mg cholesterol; 141.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2004
These are incredible cookies! My fiance and I eat them just about every night (yes we bake a batch every weekend). To reduce calories I use sugar substitute reduced fat margerine whole wheat flour and egg whites and they always turn out delicous or as my fiance says "exquisite." Once you drop them on the cookie sheet its good to flatten them a bit and give them a little shape or else they turn out like bigs clumps of cookie (but still taste great of course). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/18/2008
I found this recipe to be a bit unflavorful. I came upon it while looking for a recipe my grandmother gave me years ago lost it and thought this would be close. If there was more cinnamon added it might make it a bit more tasty but other wise this cookie was good and tender. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2004
These are incredible cookies! My fiance and I eat them just about every night (yes we bake a batch every weekend). To reduce calories I use sugar substitute reduced fat margerine whole wheat flour and egg whites and they always turn out delicous or as my fiance says "exquisite." Once you drop them on the cookie sheet its good to flatten them a bit and give them a little shape or else they turn out like bigs clumps of cookie (but still taste great of course). Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2004
These are incredible cookies! My fiance and I eat them just about every night (yes we bake a batch every weekend). To reduce calories I use sugar substitute reduced fat margerine whole wheat flour and egg whites and they always turn out delicous or as my fiance says "exquisite." Once you drop them on the cookie sheet its good to flatten them a bit and give them a little shape or else they turn out like bigs clumps of cookie (but still taste great of course). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
I lost my favorite rasin cookie recipe (Cora's Jumbo Rasin Cookies) and this is the closest I have seen to it - because it too calls for boiling the rasins - which makes for a very moist and tasty cookie. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
i found this recipe because i was searcing for a way to use up some raisins (husband and i both decided to go to a store and stock up on the same day). i was very happily suprised at how GOOD these are. really yummy. perfect amount of chewiness and spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
This is the absolutely the best tasting raisin cookie I have ever made. I had lost this recipe a few yrs back and was thrilled to find it here. My husband and kids have already requested I make it a least once a week until further notice!! Also this recipe doubles very nicely. The exception I make is to delete the nuts. TRY THIS ONE!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
mmm mmm mmm... I just finished them and I have to say one of the best recipes I have ever found for raisin cookies. I love that the raisins are soo moist! My 2 year old son is a huge fan too. Very easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2010
I add a lot more cinnamon to boost the flavour. THis is very much like the recipe I lost. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2006
These were yummy the raisins were really moist. We used pecans instead of walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
We LOVE these cookies! Big hit with my husband who formly would only eat chocolate cookies. The kids loved them and I think this is the best raisin cookie I've found. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/18/2008
I found this recipe to be a bit unflavorful. I came upon it while looking for a recipe my grandmother gave me years ago lost it and thought this would be close. If there was more cinnamon added it might make it a bit more tasty but other wise this cookie was good and tender. Read More
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