Jumbo Raisin Cookies

Elaine Douglas


Another oldie recipe from my old recipe box. My family loved them.
You can healthify the recipe by using coconut oil, hemp hearts, and some whole wheat flour.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 4 dozen+
20 Min
15 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    shortening or 1 c. coconut oil
  • 2 c
    white sugar or combination white and brown
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3
  • 4 c
    flour or 3 c. white flour + 1 c. whole wheat
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    hemp hearts (optional)

How to Make Jumbo Raisin Cookies


  1. Boil together raisins and water for 5 minutes.Cool
  2. Cream together shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add cooled raisins and juice.
  3. Sift together remaining ingredients except for nuts.
  4. Add nuts, mix well and drop by teaspoonful on greased baking sheet.
    Bake at 375 F for 12- 15 minutes or until done.

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About Jumbo Raisin Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom
Hashtag: #can be frozen

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