Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies Recipe
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Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies Recipe

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With four sons in service during World War II, my mother sent these favorite cookies as a taste from home to "her boys" in different parts of the world. These days, my 11 grandchildren are enjoying them as we did, along with my stories of long ago.— Pearl Cochenour, Williamsport, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 170 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Combine water and raisins in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes; remove from the heat and let cool (do not drain).
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p31

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 170 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"I'm not a cookie fan but these are fantastic!"

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"LOVE THESE COOKIES!!!!"

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"Fantastic cookies! I've made a lot of cookies over the years, and these are at the top of my list of favorites."

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