Refrigerator Raisin Cookies

For a beautiful finish, sprinkle the tops of these with turbinado sugar just before baking. Press it into the cookie top gently. It will form a crunchy crust as the cookies bake.

Makes: 60 cookiesHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 8 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 60 cookies


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Cream together butter and shortening. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Add eggs beat well. Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and baking soda together; blend into butter mixture. Fold in raisins. Form into logs; wrap in wax paper. Chill overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Slice cookie rolls ⅛" thick; place 2" apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes. Cool.