• 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
  • 11/2 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 (Calories from Fat 29%); Total Fat 3 ( Saturated Fat 1.5; Trans Fat 3; ); Cholesterol 15; Sodium 50; Potassium 73; Total Carbohydrate 15; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 10; Protein 1; Calcium 6; Iron 1;

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