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Raisin Rats

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"These cookies are buttery with a rich brown sugar flavor, and just the right amount of raisins."
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20 m servings 102
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets. In a small shallow dish, stir together the cinnamon and white sugar; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar and nutmeg. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or your fingers, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, and mix into a stiff dough. It may take a minute or two for the dough to come together. Mix in raisins. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned just around the edges. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 102 calories; 4.1 16 1.1 15 31 Full nutrition

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Excellent cookie! I added a teaspoon of vanilla and instead of the 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, I used 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice. That gave a slightly spicy taste. Also, I added about a 1/2 cup more r...

I cut the recipe in half and followed it to a "T"; the result were TO DIE FOR:) They're kind of like a Snickerdoodle with raisons. Picky hubby took one bite and pronounced them "Yummy." Definite...

I made this recipe this afternoon for the first time. Very good. I like others added vanilla and a bit of allspice. My husband always tells me that I'm always making cookies with chocolate in...

These cookies are a cross between a snickerdoodle and a sandie. I love how thick and dense they come out. I did half the batch with the raisins for my daughter and the other half with dried cr...

Not what I expected but still good. I used 1 C wheat flour and 1 C white. These cookies are very dense and very sweet. The first one I wasn't too sure about but the more I ate the more I like...

Excellent recipe! I used less raisins and added some almonds, sliced. As the almonds made the dough a bit dry I then added about 2 tbsp of maple syrup. It turned out to be one of the best coo...

My husband loves these. I made it for the first time today and I added the all spice and vanilla extract to it. They were perfect. So quick and easy to make.

I followed this recipe exactly as directed and they were great. My kids loved them. Next time, I will add a little vanilla as the other reviewers did. This is a keeper!

I wanted to bake something and looked at what was on hand...raisins! These are way better than I expected...I'll make them again. Thanks!