Raisin Cake Cookies Recipe
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Raisin Cake Cookies Recipe

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Hints of cinnamon and plenty of raisins and pecans make this a great alternative to chocolate chip cookies. —Jacqueline Deibert, Klingerstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 100 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the raisins and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in pecans and raisins with liquid.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Raisin Cake Cookies in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p57

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015 Edited Mar. 4, 2015

"A good cookie, but nothing extraordinary. I wouldn't bother baking these again."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"Although it is a very soft cookie, I found them to be very bland and definately not very sweet. If you like a soft cookie with a lot of spicey flavor, this is not your cookies."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"These turned out amazing! Very soft and flavorful. My whole house smelled wonderful as they baked. Just be sure to layer them with waxed or parchment paper when you store them or they will stick together."

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