Soft Raisin Cookies


I love raisin filled cookies, but sometimes I just don't have the time to roll out the dough, cut out the circles,  fill them, seal them together and then bake. Here is a recipe that tastes like them without all the fuss.  These cookies are quick, easy to make and taste delicious!

Ingredients are as follows:

1 1/2 C raisins
1 1/4 C water
1 tsp. vanilla

1 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 C flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet(s) with non-stick cooking spray.

Put the raisins, water and vanilla into a pot and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, turn off the heat; set aside to cool. 

While the raisins are cooling, cream together the butter and sugars.

After those are creamed together, add eggs and vanilla; mix again.

Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until incorporated. 

Add the raisins and liquid; mix until combined. Adding the liquid from the raisins is what makes these cookies so flavorful and moist. The dough will look a little runny, however do not add more flour or you will end up with a dry cookie.

Drop tablespoons of dough onto prepared cookie sheet(s) about two inches apart. (I used foil and cooking spray since my cookie sheets are old!)

Bake in pre-heated oven for eight to ten minutes (the cookies will feel slightly firm to the touch).  Remove from pan, allow to cool before serving.

Take a bite and enjoy!

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