Raisin Drop Cookie Recipes

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My grandson Leo loves raisins, I searched through cookbooks for a recipe that did not call for chocolate, etc. This recipe makes a lot of cookies; I got tired. Leo wanted his cookies, so for that last batch I used a mini cupcake pan, it worked great! Little and easy for his one year old hands to hold. I found the recipe in one of my mom's cookbooks, it was submitted by Delonna Johnson. I changed it a little.

Total Time: 30 minutes or less

Yield: 8 dozen

Source: Sharing Our Best Valley Heights Christian Church


  • 2 cups raisins
  • enough water to barely cover raisins
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • tsp salt


  1. Place water and raisins in a saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat, simmer gently until soft.
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  3. Cream shortening.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg.
  5. Add the sugar and vanilla.
  6. Sift flour, soda, and salt together. (My sifter did not hold 5 cups of flour, I divided everything in half to sift.)
  7. Add to mixture, plus add the raisins and water juice. Do this while the raisins are still warm.
  8. Make small (about 1 tsp) round balls, place on a greased cookie sheet, flatten with a glass (sprayed with cooking spray) dipped in sugar. I used a sippy cup because it was a lot easier for Grandma hands to hold.
  9. Bake at 400 F for about 8 minutes.
  10. The longer I baked the bigger I made the cookies! Then a light bulb went off, along with a little voice screaming, "cookie". I grabbed my mini muffin pan, sprayed it, put little round balls in it, sprinkled sugar on top and baked at
    400 F for 8 minutes. It worked great!
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These make a great, soft cookie! Delicious!


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Combine raisins and water and boil 5 minutes. (There should be 1/2 cup liquid left.)

Cool, then add baking soda.

Blend shortening with salt and spices; gradually add sugar, creaming thoroughly. Add eggs, vanilla, and cooled raisin-soda mixture. Add flour sifted with baking powder, mixing well. Stir in nuts.


Chill dough until stiff; drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheets and bake at 400 F for 10-12 minutes.

Servings: 72 cookies
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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