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Rosy Raisin Nut Cookies

Rated as 2.8 out of 5 Stars

"My late Mother in law, Mary Capp Bowan, used to make these wonderful cookies. As long as people don't know the secret ingredient, they will love these cookies!"
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30 m servings 788
Original recipe yields 6 servings (4 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture along with the ketchup. Fold in the walnuts and raisins last. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 788 calories; 42.9 93.4 10.2 71 342 Full nutrition

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This isn't bad (well, the dough is, but the cookie's pretty good). It is cakey and I don't care too much for cakey, so it gets a 3 instead of a 4. I did have to make it a chocolate chip cookie...

I have tried this cookie recipe and I discovered that I did not like these cookies at all.

Well, I suppose if you submit a recipe this out of the ordinary, you have to be prepared for people not to like it. That said, I'm sorry, but we are among those people. I cut the recipe down a...

Unlike other reviewers, I liked the cakey texture of these cookies. I cut the recipe in half and, using my cookie scoop, I got 12 cookies out of it. They didn't flatten out much, so if I make ...

I mess with every recipe I try before i try it if I think it needs something or sub stuff that I don't have, Subbed white sugar for the brown and a blob of molasses ..(I was out of brown sugar)....