The recipe for today is one comes from one of Grandma’s sisters. These Raisin Spice Cookies are just a good old cookie that’s great for after school snacks, putting in lunches, or having with your afternoon coffee. They’re not too sweet, make your house smell great while baking, and go great with anything!
This is a good old-fashioned cookie!
Here is the recipe as I made it:
Raisin Spice Cookies
Boil for 5 minutes:
1 cup water
2 cups raisins
Drain and cool.
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts (I didn’t use nuts in this batch)
Sift dry ingredients together:
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Mix creamed mixture and dry ingredients.
Chill dough (I chilled it about an hour).
Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
This boiling of the raisins is what makes me think that this seems like an old recipe.
I put the raisins into the refrigerator to cool faster.
After mixing the dough, I just put the whole mixing bowl into the refrigerator to chill.
Instead of a teaspoon to scoop out the cookies, I used my trusty little ice cream scoop. I got 7 1/2 dozen cookies from this batch using the scoop instead of a teaspoon. It makes a large batch.
They got a bit rounded, not flat, and they’re crispy.
These cookies are perfect with a glass of milk. Or coffee. Or tea.
They’re beautiful, crunchy, spicy, and delicious!
These are very versatile cookies! Great anytime, anywhere, and with anything! Get yourself a big glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy a few of these spicy old-fashioned cookies.