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Recipe: Boiled Raisin Cookies

Recipe: Boiled Raisin Cookies

If you are like me, you like traditional cookie recipes that make a huge batch — the kind of cookies that only get better the longer they manage to stay in the cookie tin.

This recipe requires your largest bowl — something I love, as it’s the perfect excuse to get out the gigantic old stoneware mixing bowl I found at a church rummage sale. It makes up to 7 dozen cookies that only get moister and chewier the longer they last.


2 cups raisins*
1 cup water

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Bring raisins and water to a boil in small saucepan. Boil 5 minutes. Cool completely.

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and sugars together. Beat in eggs one at a time.

Stir remaining ingredients together and add to creamed mixture. Pour in raisins and raisin juices. Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.

*Sometimes I will replace half the raisins with another dried fruit such as blueberries or cranberries. You can also add ground flax or chia seeds for an added boost!

Recipe: Triple Chocolate Cookies

Recipe: Triple Chocolate Cookies

"Beware The Jabberwock"

"Beware The Jabberwock"