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Classic Raisin Puff Cookies

Classic Raisin Puff Cookies

These cookies are a true classic and they are soft but still offer that light dense finish that perfectly pairs with raisins.

I don’t make a ton of raisin cookies at home since the boys are not a huge fan, but my extended family adore these raisin puff cookies.

I love having a get together and bringing these classic cookies. They taste just like a homemade cookie should taste. Chewy and soft with the perfect amount of sweetness. They are also easy to make and all the ingredients are what most kitchens already have on hand.

How To Make Raisin Puff Cookies

All you need is a medium saucepan and some basic ingredients and you are ready to go. One important note though, when the recipe calls for boiling your raisins until your water is gone, be extra careful not to burn your raisins.

Raisin Puff Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Raisins
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Cinnamon and Sugar for rolling your dough

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Add your raisins and water to your medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue until all your water is gone. Don’t scorch your raisins so watch them.

Add you baking soda and butter to the saucepan.

Take a second pan and mix together eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Add the raisin and baking soda to this mixture and stir together.

Add in flour and salt and blend well.

Mix together some cinnamon and sugar and set aside.

Now flour your hands and roll your cookie dough into one inch diameter balls. Roll balls in the sugar and cinnamon mixture and place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake for nine to ten minutes. Raisin Puffs are done when lightly browned on the edges.

Place on cooling racks and serve when cool. Makes about three dozen cookies.

classic raisin puff cookies

Classic Raisin Puff Cookies

Perfect Homemade Raisin Cookie
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10
Calories 200 kcal


  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Mixer
  • Large Baking Sheet


Raisin Puff Cookies

  • Cups Raisins
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Cups Sugar
  • Cups Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Cinnamon and Sugar For Topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add water and raisins to medium saucepan.
  • Bring to boil and cook until all water is gone. Be careful not to burn raisins.
  • In second pan add vanilla extract, eggs, and sugar and blend.
  • Add raisin mixture and stir together.
  • Add flour and salt and mix together well.
  • Roll dough into balls with floured hands.
  • Roll each dough ball in sugar and cinnamon mixture and place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for nine to ten minutes. Cookies are done when edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and place on cooling racks.
  • Once cooled serve and enjoy!


Calories: 200kcal
Keyword Cookies, Puff, Raisins
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These raisin puffs are a true classic cookie recipe and make a great treat or dessert any time of year. I love how quick and easy they are to make. The finished cookie is so soft and chewy making them the perfect raisin cookie.

Be sure to watch your raisins boiling down as it can be easy to burn them if you let them go once the water is gone. Other than that this recipe is a real breeze.

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