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Raisin Rats Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Raisin Rats

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"These cookies are buttery with a rich brown sugar flavor, and just the right amount of raisins."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets. In a small shallow dish, stir together the cinnamon and white sugar; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar and nutmeg. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or your fingers, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, and mix into a stiff dough. It may take a minute or two for the dough to come together. Mix in raisins. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned just around the edges. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool.
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Mar 05, 2004

Excellent cookie! I added a teaspoon of vanilla and instead of the 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, I used 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice. That gave a slightly spicy taste. Also, I added about a 1/2 cup more raisins. Next time I will double the recipe-they went so fast! My 2 year old loved them!

Mar 08, 2011

I cut the recipe in half and followed it to a "T"; the result were TO DIE FOR:) They're kind of like a Snickerdoodle with raisons. Picky hubby took one bite and pronounced them "Yummy." Definitely a keeper.

Jan 28, 2008

I made this recipe this afternoon for the first time. Very good. I like others added vanilla and a bit of allspice. My husband always tells me that I'm always making cookies with chocolate in them, thus my search led me to this chocolate free recipe.

Oct 26, 2007

These cookies are a cross between a snickerdoodle and a sandie. I love how thick and dense they come out. I did half the batch with the raisins for my daughter and the other half with dried cranberries and chopped pecans for me. And then I proceeded to eat five of them! This is a keeper.

Oct 28, 2007

Not what I expected but still good. I used 1 C wheat flour and 1 C white. These cookies are very dense and very sweet. The first one I wasn't too sure about but the more I ate the more I liked them!

Jun 12, 2007

Excellent recipe! I used less raisins and added some almonds, sliced. As the almonds made the dough a bit dry I then added about 2 tbsp of maple syrup. It turned out to be one of the best cookies I've ever tasted.

Jan 25, 2010

My husband loves these. I made it for the first time today and I added the all spice and vanilla extract to it. They were perfect. So quick and easy to make.

Apr 24, 2009

I followed this recipe exactly as directed and they were great. My kids loved them. Next time, I will add a little vanilla as the other reviewers did. This is a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

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

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