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Sam's Brown Sugar and Raisin Cookies

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“This recipe came from a friend who loves to bake and does it very well. I like these cookies because they are soft and chewy, but still a little bit substantial. The combination of brown sugar, butter, and raisins is so comforting, these cookies will disappear before they cool!”
50 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment or grease.
  3. Cream butter and add sugar, beating until fluffy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla.
  5. Beat until just creamy.
  6. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Stir in raisins and, if you're adding them, walnuts.
  9. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared sheets.
  10. Bake in upper third of oven for 10 to 12 minutes until just barely golden (See Note).
  11. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet and move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  12. This recipe doubles quite nicely.
  13. NOTE--Don't overbake these cookies or when they are cooled, they WILL (I guarantee this) be completely rock hard...they should look underbaked coming out of the oven.

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