Rosy Raisin Nut Cookies

Rosy Raisin Nut Cookies

5 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Cynthia Bowan
Recipe by  Cynthia Bowan

“My late Mother in law, Mary Capp Bowan, used to make these wonderful cookies. As long as people don't know the secret ingredient, they will love these cookies!”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture along with the ketchup. Fold in the walnuts and raisins last. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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This isn't bad (well, the dough is, but the cookie's pretty good). It is cakey and I don't care too much for cakey, so it gets a 3 instead of a 4. I did have to make it a chocolate chip cookie instead of raisin because the kids won't eat raisin cookies, they've eaten half of them already. Overall it was fun to try



Well, I suppose if you submit a recipe this out of the ordinary, you have to be prepared for people not to like it. That said, I'm sorry, but we are among those people. I cut the recipe down and used butter and currants instead of golden raisins. While the butter might change the texture, it shouldn't change it to more cake like, which is what these cookies were. That isn't "bad", in itself, as I know some folks prefer that type, however, the taste of these is just not to our liking. We could certainly taste the ketchup, they were very, very sweet, and the nuts, especially, just didn't seem to go. Or, rather, the ketchup didn't go, but since it's a vital ingredient to the recipe, you can't omit it. :) It was fun to try, and an interesting addition. Thank you!



I have tried this cookie recipe and I discovered that I did not like these cookies at all.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 788 cal
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 42.9 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs
  • 93.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 342 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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