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Jumbo Raisin Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Jumbo Raisin Cookies

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"Juicy raisins are the star in these popular cookies! They're great as a snack with coffee."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    50 mins


  1. Place water and raisins in a small saucepan, and bring to boil. Boil 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in raisins along with the liquid in which they were boiled. Blend in flour mixture, then mix in the walnuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in preheated oven, or until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 07, 2004

These are incredible cookies! My fiance and I eat them just about every night (yes, we bake a batch every weekend). To reduce calories, I use sugar substitute, reduced fat margerine, whole wheat flour and egg whites, and they always turn out delicous, or as my fiance says,"exquisite." Once you drop them on the cookie sheet, its good to flatten them a bit and give them a little shape, or else they turn out like bigs clumps of cookie (but still taste great of course).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 04, 2005

Something wasn't right about these cookies. I think boiling them in water made the raisins taste funny. Not too big of a hit here.


34 Ratings

Feb 10, 2004

I lost my favorite rasin cookie recipe (Cora's Jumbo Rasin Cookies) and this is the closest I have seen to it - because it too calls for boiling the rasins - which makes for a very moist and tasty cookie. Thanks.

Jul 05, 2003

i found this recipe because i was searcing for a way to use up some raisins (husband and i both decided to go to a store and stock up on the same day). i was very happily suprised at how GOOD these are. really yummy. perfect amount of chewiness and spice.

May 13, 2003

This is the absolutely the best tasting raisin cookie I have ever made. I had lost this recipe a few yrs back and was thrilled to find it here. My husband and kids have already requested I make it a least once a week until further notice!! Also, this recipe doubles very nicely. The exception I make is to delete the nuts. TRY THIS ONE ! ! !

Nov 19, 2010

I add a lot more cinnamon to boost the flavour. THis is very much like the recipe I lost.

Feb 08, 2010

mmm mmm mmm... I just finished them and I have to say one of the best recipes I have ever found for raisin cookies. I love that the raisins are soo moist! My 2 year old son is a huge fan too. Very easy to prepare.

Jan 29, 2006

These were yummy, the raisins were really moist. We used pecans instead of walnuts.


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  • Calories
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

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

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