I found this recipe for a chewy raisin cookie in one of the many Amish cookbooks I own. I haven't seen it duplicated anywhere else.

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20 mins
10 mins
30 mins
36 servings


Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a small saucepan, combine raisins and water. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Set aside to cool.

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins with liquid.

  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until the surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 88.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

Rating: 5 stars
The only changes I made were: I had to use 1 cup packed brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar because I didn't have enough brown sugar. Plus, I added 3/8 tsp. of cinnamon. My husband absolutely loved these cookies. He said they were the best cookies he has ever had. He was a big fan of oatmeal-raisin cookies, but has now asked me to only make the Amish Raisin ones instead. Thank you very much for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Not an extremely sweet cookie, which I didn't mind... I made it with one cup of brown sugar and one cup of splenda, and it still tasted quite good. Pretty hard to mess up, pretty good cookie when there is no oatmeal around :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Moist, sweet, raisin-y goodness. The cookie part tastes like chocolate chip cookie, but the raisins lend their own chewy texture and sweetness. I love that these are made with pantry items and the recipe is simple. In a lightly covered container, these beauties stayed moist for several days. My sweetie couldn't keep his hands out of the cookie jar. Thanks, Marcia. These cookies will be enjoyed and shared many times. A keeper recipe!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
easy to make alot easyer to enjoy. my family enjoys these so much i make them 2 times a week . best recipe since mom used to make cookies! Read More