Monday, December 01, 2014

Raisin Puffs

We got to talking about raisins the other day.
I don't really like them in cookies.  Emma does. Katie doesn't. Patrick doesn't.

But for some strange reason, I have a recipe for Raisin Puff cookies...
and I really like them, so does Emma.
Well it's not that strange. Many years ago my quilting friend Janet served them at our weekly quilting 'bee'.  I copied the recipe and the rest is history.

Emma and I made them on Saturday.
Emma makes great cookies. I let her lead the way.

Little baker #looks14

Here is the recipe;

Janet's Raisin Puffs

1 cup water
1 1/2 cups raisins
3 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 t. cinnamon

1)  In a sauce pan, boil water. Add raisins, boil until the water is gone.
Combine flour, soda and 1/2 t. salt in large bowl.

2)  Beat together sugar and butter until combined in a large bowl.
Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
Beat until blended.  Stir in raisins.

3)  Combine the 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon in a bowl.
Shape dough into 1" balls.  Roll in cinnamon-sugar.
Place 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

4)  Bake 375º for 8 minutes.
Don't over cook.

Seems short.  But it's correct.

If you like raisins (or don't) you may just love these cookies....

Encourage one another,


  1. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Hi. I just sent this recipe to Whitney. She ate 6 last night. Pretty yummy, I'd say.

    Baby Emma and her 35 year old mom baking up a storm in the kitchen.

  2. Great to hear from you, Donna!

    I like raisin cookies a bunch so I will have to try this recipe at home.

    P.S. I will be in Uptown, plus in Lincoln Square, at around 2 pm, drinking coffee and hanging out til my daughter is off work - in case you have free time that afternoon ;-) Would love to meet you, Emma - but no worries, you are a busy gal, no doubt.

    Happy day to the QLCS !

    1. I will be in Chicago(uptown) tomorrow ... because today I am meeting up with Mary Z for coffee!!! Whoot!

  3. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Our sweet EJ in the kitchen with her mother, what delight!
    I would imagine there were giggles and hugs and happy memories...and good cookies.
    love and prayers, jep

  4. Emma the baker. That doesn't surprise me one bit.

    What I don't like about raisins in cookie is that they are usually really chewy and dry. This sounds like a way to beat that problem. I'll have to give it a try. I won't tell you what I was envisioning when I read your title today. ;)

  5. Amy J in WI11:03 AM

    Count me in as a raisin fan. This sounds delish!

  6. I am going to send this to my Mommy to try. Happy Monday dear Miz Booshay.

  7. NOT a raisin in cookies fan, but perhaps my kids would like them? They seem worthy of trying as a new Christmas cookie because they have such great reviews by a non-raisin lover.

    We have someone in our family who greatly dislikes coconut, but I have a recipe with coconut that they simply adore.

    Weird, huh?

    Tammy ~@~

    P.S. How 'bout them Packers? :-)

  8. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Why use raisins when chocolate chips are around? However, the recipe does sound yummy and my kids like raisins, so we may have to give it a go. :)

    Cute pic of Emma the baker!

    Mary Z

  9. I tend toward no raisins, but I think I will give this a try. I know John would love them.

    Cute Emma! You are prayed for daily out here in California.


  10. Looks like a fun day with Emma. I am going to give this recipe a try.

  11. Anonymous9:43 PM

    These cookies sound delicious! I am going to try them. So glad to have you back. Emma looks like a very happy baker indeed.

    Debbie Z.


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