Hints of cinnamon and plenty of raisins and pecans make this a great alternative to chocolate chip cookies. —Jacqueline Deibert, Klingerstown, Pennsylvania
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- 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
- 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.
- 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 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."