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Raisin Recipes

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Cinnamon Raisin Snickerdoodles


  • 1 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)

  • 1/2 cup shortening

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 3/4 cup flour

  • 2 teaspoons Cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup sugar & 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Raisin Butter

Preparation: Preheat oven to 400F. Mix together sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Shape the dough into balls. Roll the balls into the cinnamon and sugar mix, placing 2" apart on a floured pan. Create a pocket in the balls and fill with 1/2-1 teaspoon of Cinnamon Raisin Butter. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1/2 Cup(s) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3/4 Cup(s)  packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 Cup(s) granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla

  • 1-1/2 Cup(s) all-purpose flour

  • 1 Teaspoon(s) baking soda

  • 1 Teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) salt 

  • 3 Cup(s) oats

  • 1 Cup raisins


Heat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well. 

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. 



Cinnamon Raisin Bread


For Bread: 

  • 1 ½ cups warm water 

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 2 tbsp shortening

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 4 cups bread flour

  • 3 tbsp white sugar

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast

For filling:

  • 1 cup of Cinnamon Raisin Spread

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350℉.

Mix together all bread ingredients. Let sit in warm place for 1 hour until it is doubled in size. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll into rectangle. 

Spread dough with cinnamon and butter. Put the raisin spread over the butter and cinnamon. Roll up the dough and sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top.

Put in buttered loaf pan for 30-40 minutes. 

Add cream cheese frosting if desired. 

Raisin Bread


  • ½ cup warm water

  • ¼ oz yeast

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup raisins

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • 4 cups flour

  • 5 tbsp butter, softened

  • 2-3 tbsp cinnamon

  • 3-4 tbsp sugar



In a small bowl, mix sugar and yeast into warm water, set aside. Bring milk to a simmer. Turn off heat, allow to cool down.

Cream together butter and brown sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Mix in yeast and milk. Slowly add in flour and salt. Knead for 5 minutes. 

Place in a greased bowl, cover & let rise for an hour. 

On a floured surface, roll into a rectangle. Spread on butter, cinnamon, & sugar. 

Roll and flip ends up on top. Allow to rise.

Bake 35-40 minutes. (golden brown on top)

Turn off oven and leave in for 15 minutes.

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