Helen's Raisin Drop Cookies

Helen's Raisin Drop Cookies

Karen 0

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

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 239 cals

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  • 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 mention was how long to soak them. I gave it a good guess. I soaked them in warm water for about 45 min. they were the perfect consistency. Not to hard and not to mushy.


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 hard boil, and then turned down the heat and simmered it until all the fluid was absorbed. It took about thirty minutes. After the cookies were baked and cooled, I drizzled a glaze over them that was just powdered sugar and Captain Morgan. Everybody says they're one of the best cookies I've made. And I've made a lot of cookies.

Lynn Lombardo Durham

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?