Raisins are a delicious and nutritious snack that can also make an excellent addition to your baking. With their sweet, plump taste and chewy texture, raisins can enhance the flavor and texture of cookies. Raisin cookies can be a delicious breakthrough from the usual chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie. Why not give these a try for your next cookie exchange or bake sale?
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Stir in the raisins and walnuts (if using).
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!