Soft Raisin Cookies

Most raisin cookies are crisp or with oatmeal. My mom got this recipe from a coworker and our family has been baking these for years. Not only is the cookie soft with a hint of spice, but the raisins are plump and moist, a perfect combination in my opinion.

Yield: 4 dozen

Ingredients:

2 cups seedless raisins

1 cup water

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter flavored Crisco

3 eggs

3 1/2 cups flour

½ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp allspice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Boil raisins in water for 5 min. Drain and cool.

Meanwhile, in a standing mixer with paddle attachment or large bowl with a hand mixer, beat Crisco and sugar on medium high speed until light and fluffy.

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Add eggs one at a time.

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Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to dough, just until flour is incorporated. IMG_3916

 

Add raisins.

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Drop 1 ½ Tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet. IMG_3927

Bake for10-12 min. Do not over bake, or cookies will not be tender and soft.

 

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  • Prep Time: 11 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 23 mins

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Ingredients

Yield: 4 dozen

  • 2 cups seedless raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil raisins in water for 5 min. Drain and cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a standing mixer with paddle attachment or large bowl with a hand mixer, beat Crisco and sugar on medium high speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to dough, just until flour is incorporated.
  6. Add cooled raisins.
  7. Drop 1 ½ Tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 min. Do not over bake, or cookies will not be tender and soft.

 

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