Molasses Raisin Cookies Recipe
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Molasses Raisin Cookies Recipe

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These old-fashioned mildly sweet cookies are dotted with walnuts and raisins. We like them soft right from the oven. Later, they crisp up and are perfect for dunking.—Denise and George Hymel, Gramercy, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 198 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Beat in molasses. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Molasses Raisin Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p52

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luigimon User ID: 1692040 131260
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Yummy! Perfect for Christmas!"

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