Golden Raisin Cookies Recipe
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Golden Raisin Cookies Recipe

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"Since my children are grown, I make these light butter cookies for the neighborhood kids," relates Isabel Podeszwa of Lakewood, New Jersey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 package (15 ounces) golden raisins (2-1/2 cups)

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 161 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add lemon juice and eggs. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  2. Place on greased baking sheets; flatten with a floured fork. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Golden Raisin Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p67

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GeorgiaMcDow User ID: 1626059 20231
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"This is one of my all time favorite cookies, I have made it many times, great taste, good texture. Thanks for the recipe!"

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