Amish Raisin Cookies Recipe
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Amish Raisin Cookies Recipe

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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. —Marcia Wagner, Berrien Springs, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 132 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. 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.
  2. In a large 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 and mix well. Stir in raisins with liquid.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until the surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Amish Raisin Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p34

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014 Edited Jul. 10, 2014

"Delicious! I've made them a couple of times now - I've adapted the recipe to be vegan using Nucoa buttery sticks and Egg-Replacer. Very good! I sprinkle the top of each cookie with a little Demerara sugar to give them that little extra crunchy sugary magic!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"wow this cookies are so good and I didn't even put raisins in it!! Good Job who ever put this on here!!"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"very bland tasting...maybe some cinnamon would help but all and all not a very good tasting cooking...everything ended up in the garbage"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"Did not like these, didn't turn out as pictured, recipe made only 40 cookies not even close to 6 dozen , will not make again, I think there is something wrong with it ?"

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"I am an experienced cook and huge fan of TOH, however I have tried twice to get this excellent tasting cookie to come out as pictured and "cracked." I will try once more."

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