Raisins Galore Citrus Cookies

Sugary, citrus-flavored raisin cookies are hard to beat.
  • Yields 3 dozen cookies
  • Details


    • 2 cups California raisins
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • Zest of 1 orange
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • Sugar; as needed


    In a small saucepan, cover raisins with water and bring to boil. Remove from heat and drain; cool completely.

    In mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, salt, baking powder and zests until well combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Beat in as much flour as possible with mixer. Then, mix in remaining flour and raisins by hand. Cover dough and chill for at least 2 hours.

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Arrange on parchment-lined cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Flatten using bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until bottoms are slightly browned. Cool on pan for a few minutes; transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 90 (29% from fat); Total Fat 3g (sat 1.5g, mono 1g, poly 0g, trans 3g ); Cholesterol 15mg; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 15g; (Dietary Fiber <1g; Sugars 10g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 50mg; Calcium 6mg; Potassium 73mg

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    Special Diet

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