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Raggedy Ann Cookies Recipe

Raggedy Ann Cookies

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"A soft chewy cookie that is good in picnic lunches, afternoon tea or served with a tall cold glass of lemonade."

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Original recipe makes 5 to 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla salt and eggs.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the oats, rice cereal, coconut and nuts. Mix to combine.
  4. Form dough into walnut sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes. These cookies should still be very soft when taken from the oven. Place on a cooling rack and let cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 12, 2012

I cut this recipe in half, back to 36 servings. No shortening on hand today, I used half butter/half margerine instead. I also ran my oats through the mini food processor for a finer consistancy. Baked at 350*, my cookies were done at just about 9 minutes. I let them cool on the baking sheet for a minute or so to let them firm up before I pulled them off of the baking sheet, just so that they wouldn't break apart. These look wonderful and taste even better. I loved that I didn't have to chill the dough, it was ready to go right out of the mixer. Great little cookie recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 24, 2003

these were nothing special. they are not very chewy ( i did not over-bake and am storing in airtight container). Also they are way too sweet in my opinion. If you are looking for a coconut cookie then the "chewy coconut cookie" recipe on this site is better and if it's oatmeal cookies you are after there are tonnes of good recipes to use. I won't be making these again.


13 Ratings

Jun 21, 2012

This cookie contains everything except the kitchen sink! I re-calculated the serving size to 18 and wish I had made more. They are delicious - the different textures create a pleasant tasting experience - they are chewy, sweet, crunchy, crispy, nutty and bake up to a beautiful golden color. I used a small cookie scoop and scooped the dough onto parchment lined baking pans. I baked for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, allowed them to cool and then lifted them right off the paper. This is a keeper and next time I make them, I may add a few dried cherries or cranberries and chocolate chips. This recipe has unlimited possibilities and I'm glad I found it. Thanks Vonieta Sogner for sharing!

Jun 04, 2003

These are yummy cookies! I used margarine instead of shortening, and regular oats instead of quick cooking. Also, I didn't have parchment paper, but I wish I did because they are very hard to remove. I tried grease and aluminum foil, but they both worked only so-so. I also omitted the nuts for my husband's sake, and they were yummy. May try adding raisins next time. Very sweet, flat, chewy cookie. Enjoy!

Mar 07, 2008

This is a delicious cookie! I made this cookie last weekend. I enjoy trying a new cookie each time that I bake along with an old stand-by. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out with the shortening instead of butter, but it works. The shortening and sugar do not really "cream" together. They blend into a grainy mixture. I mixed the rest of the ingredients with ease. These cookies came out of the 350* oven soft as described in the recipe. I left them on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Make sure to let them rest for a little because they will fall apart otherwise. Wow! These cookies are so chewy and have so many textures. A few people thought that they had toffee in them. They loved the name too! My boyfriend is a big Chocolate Chip fan, but found these to be delicious. My co-workers enjoyed these immensely. A few people sought me out for more! I will make these again!

Jul 18, 2007

This cookie recipe is my favourite one on this website. I have made it for every picnic and party this summer and everyone just raves about them. A number of people have said that they are the best cookies they ever tasted! A word of caution, the orginal recipe makes a lot of cookies, but don't worry, they won't last long! You'll love them!

Dec 01, 2014

Very good but they thin out and drop as they cool.

Oct 26, 2005

Fabulous cookies.


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

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

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