Helen's Raisin Drop Cookies

Helen's Raisin Drop Cookies


"These cookies taste like raisin-filled but are a lot less work."


servings 239 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.1g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla. Mix in the flour and baking soda until combined. Then stir in the raisins just enough to distribute evenly.
  3. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This is the same recipe that I have used for years, but I couldn't figure out how to make the raisins softer without boiling them. Thanks to this recipe, I soaked them. The only thing it didn't ...

These were great. But I turned mine into Rum Raisin cookies. I put the two cups of raisins in a saucepan with one cup water and a half cup of Captain Morgan's spiced rum. I brought it to a ha...

fabulous cookies!!! I added 1 t. cinnamon because raisins ans cinnamon just go together. I wonder how they'd be with ricotta substituting for the shortening?

My daughters favorite cookie is the filled raisin cookie so I made these for her for Christmas. She loves them!!! How easy to make too!

I myself do not like raisins, so I did not try them, although everyone who had them tried to convince me to eat them because, and I quote, "they are THE BEST raisin cookies that I have ever had!...


Great cookies. But I altered the recipe just slightly. I decreased the cookies by 1/2 cup sugar, and by one egg. I also did 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup margerine and added 1 teaspoon of ci...

not as good as i expected.

If you like raisin drop cookies these are great! Added some cinnamon otherwise made as written not to sweet great texture