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Amish Raisin Cookies

"I found this recipe for a chewy raisin cookie in one of the many Amish cookbooks I own. I haven't seen it duplicated anywhere else."
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30 m servings
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  1. In a small saucepan, combine raisins and water. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins with liquid.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until the surface cracks. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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The only changes I made were: I had to use 1 cup packed brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar because I didn't have enough brown sugar. Plus, I added 3/8 tsp. of cinnamon. My husband absolutely lov...

Not an extremely sweet cookie, which I didn't mind... I made it with one cup of brown sugar and one cup of splenda, and it still tasted quite good. Pretty hard to mess up, pretty good cookie whe...

Moist, sweet, raisin-y goodness. The cookie part tastes like chocolate chip cookie, but the raisins lend their own chewy texture and sweetness. I love that these are made with pantry items and...

easy to make alot easyer to enjoy. my family enjoys these so much i make them 2 times a week . best recipe since mom used to make cookies!

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