Combine raisins and bourbon in small bowl; cover and steep overnight. Drain and reserve raisins.

Pecan Pralines

Line a baking sheet with wax paper; set aside. Measure sugar and water into saucepan and cook until dark amber color. Add pecans and stir to coat well. Pour onto cookie sheet lined with wax paper and allow to stand until hard. Then, break into small pieces; place in food processor and pulse several times until pieces are semi-fine crumbs. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter baking sheets; set aside.

In large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients together thoroughly. Combine butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla in mixer bowl and beat on medium speed until well blended. Add dry ingredients and mix until well blended and smooth. Fold in raisins, crumbled pralines and oats; mix thoroughly. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, about 3 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Press by hand or with bottom of glass which has been oiled and dipped in sugar, to an even 1/4-inch thickness. Bake at 350°F until firm, 6 to 9 minutes. Rotate pans about halfway through baking to brown evenly. Remove cookies from pans and cool on wire racks.


  • 1 Cup California raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup bourbon


Pecan Pralines

  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup (2 ounces) water
  • 1 Cup pecan pieces
  • 13/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 23/4 Cups rolled oats

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 39%); Total Fat 7 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 20; Sodium 65; Potassium 87; Total Carbohydrate 21; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 13; Protein 2; Calcium 18; Iron 1;

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5. A ¼ cup serving of raisins provides 6% of the daily value for potassium.