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Raisin Lemon Cookies Recipe

Raisin Lemon Cookies

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"The tart dough and sweet raisins make an interesting taste combination."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  2. In large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and lemon extract. Mix until well blended. Blend in the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop dough by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on to cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and transfer to racks to cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2008

I read the reviews before I made them and read about them coming out flat so I used unsalted butter and 1/2 the amount called for and they came out perfect!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 14, 2011

Not my favorite cookie. Omited the raisins. Added zest but still missing something, can't quite figure it out.


26 Ratings

Jul 14, 2007

Great Cookie. It's sweet and a bit tangy. I put some lemon zest insead of extract since I didn't have the extract. I think this cookie might be great with dried cranberries; might make for a very festive Xmas cookie with them.

Dec 20, 2003

Fantastic cookie! Good lemon flavor, I just love them!

Jun 26, 2009

I'm going to have to agree with another review about how they look. They taste great but mine didn't look anything like the picture.

Mar 26, 2008

The best lemon cookie I have found so far. The lemon flavor is strong and what I'm looking for.

Jan 23, 2006

Awesome! My husband said "that's how a cookie should be-flavorful and sweet and salty and crunchy and chewy". This is my second time making them. The first I used butter because I didnt have the no trans fat shorting. This time I followed the recipe except I left out the raisons and added an extra cup of oatmeal. So good (my husband doesn't like raisins, but I liked them that way too)

Jul 08, 2009

Very tasty, light, flavorful combination of tart/sweet. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins, as another reviewer suggested, and I loved it. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

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

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