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Helen's Raisin Drop Cookies Recipe

Helen's Raisin Drop Cookies

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"These cookies taste like raisin-filled but are a lot less work."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla. Mix in the flour and baking soda until combined. Then stir in the raisins just enough to distribute evenly.
  3. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2003

This is the same recipe that I have used for years, but I couldn't figure out how to make the raisins softer without boiling them. Thanks to this recipe, I soaked them. The only thing it didn't mention was how long to soak them. I gave it a good guess. I soaked them in warm water for about 45 min. they were the perfect consistency. Not to hard and not to mushy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 28, 2005

not as good as i expected.


12 Ratings

Sep 03, 2005

These were great. But I turned mine into Rum Raisin cookies. I put the two cups of raisins in a saucepan with one cup water and a half cup of Captain Morgan's spiced rum. I brought it to a hard boil, and then turned down the heat and simmered it until all the fluid was absorbed. It took about thirty minutes. After the cookies were baked and cooled, I drizzled a glaze over them that was just powdered sugar and Captain Morgan. Everybody says they're one of the best cookies I've made. And I've made a lot of cookies.

Feb 09, 2010

fabulous cookies!!! I added 1 t. cinnamon because raisins ans cinnamon just go together. I wonder how they'd be with ricotta substituting for the shortening?

Dec 16, 2007

My daughters favorite cookie is the filled raisin cookie so I made these for her for Christmas. She loves them!!! How easy to make too!

Dec 06, 2006

I myself do not like raisins, so I did not try them, although everyone who had them tried to convince me to eat them because, and I quote, "they are THE BEST raisin cookies that I have ever had!!!" - My Mom. I asked everyone who ate them to rate them 1 to 10 and most rated 9/10 so I decided to rate them a 4/5, due to the fact that I was told, more than once, that they were a bit too sugary. I definatley recommend that you try to make these cookies. They are very good, apparently, so happy baking! :D

Oct 24, 2005


Apr 19, 2011

Great cookies. But I altered the recipe just slightly. I decreased the cookies by 1/2 cup sugar, and by one egg. I also did 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup margerine and added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. They turned out fantastic.


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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