Old Fashioned Walnut Raisin Cookies

Old Fashioned Walnut Raisin Cookies are chock full of nuts, raisins and warm autumn spice and are perfect for the season.
Old-Fashioned Walnut Raisin Cookies

Old-Fashioned Walnut Raisin Cookies

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

These cookies I actually came up with earlier in the summer and after taking photos and storing them in  a file on my computer,  were lost in the wilderness, being in a numbered file and obviously misplaced, with no way for me to tell cortana what it was I lost.

And while  I was disappointed to lose the pictures, making them again is pretty easy work. And it’s a rock solid recipe based on a chox chip recipe I have used for a very long time, but made on a day when I was staring down a big bag of walnuts and wanted to mix them with spices and raisins, a little bit like the old Hermits cookies–or something similar to an oatmeal cookie (without actually using oatmeal as I think I didn’t have any at home).

A lot of times that’s how I come up with recipes- just finding ways to put together the things I already have. And since I try to save money buying things on sale and stocking up, when I do make my purchase, many times I don’t yet have a recipe in mind.

But I did manage to make these again as luckily I had not misplaced my recipe I’d typed out. And at that, I decided to share them for my first outing with the “Fill the Cookie Jar” bloggers group, which get together once a month to bake up a ton of cookies. You can see the others by clicking the inlinks button below, which takes you to the linky party page. Enjoy-


Old-Fashioned Walnut Raisin Cookies

Old-Fashioned Walnut Raisin Cookies

  • Servings: 54
  • Difficulty: easy
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Makes 4-1/2 dozen cookies

Old-Fashioned Walnut Raisin Cookies


  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/6 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped toasted walnuts
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, then add molasses and vanilla.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves.
  5. Add flour mix to wet mixture a little at a time, blending until smooth.
  6. Stir in raisins and  nuts.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to drop dough onto a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then cool one minute on the pan.
  9. Finish cooling on wire racks.

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13 responses

  1. These look simply delicious! Another wonderful cookie recipe to add to my list of things. Brings back lots of memories. My mother and grandmother used to make cookies kind of like these. I can smell them baking just by looking at the picture. 🙂

  2. Hi Sue, Sounds like we have similar thinking when it comes to baking. Love your old fashioned walnut raisin cookies. They are full of warm fall flavors that everyone will enjoy, love adding the walnuts!

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