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Amish Raisin Cookies

 Amish Raisin Cookies
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
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 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


  • 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 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 132 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.