This cinnamon raisin cookie recipe is truly amazing! The cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat. They’re soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y — all at once! So yes, they’re the Best Cinnamon Raisin Cookies of all time!
Of all time!? Well, I do want to be humble, but . . .
Yes . . . of all time! This is the best cinnamon raisin cookie recipe of all time!
These cookies are SO incredibly buttery and cinnamon-y! And the raisins – oh, the raisins – you don’t even have to be a raisin fan to appreciate them!
What’s the secret to making the best cinnamon raisin cookies ever?
The secret is that before the raisins are added into the batter, they soak for about an hour in warm, melted butter with vanilla and cinnamon.
They become soft, plump and rich with flavor.
Now imagine all of this held together by a lovely, perfect combination of a soft and crisp cookie.
I’m guessing you’re so ready for a bite after hearing that. I just ate one, just describing them to you makes me want another. And another.
My son’s tennis coach just had a baby so I asked her husband what sort of cookies she might like. Without skipping a beat, he practically yelled, “oh, she loves cinnamon raisin cookies!” I knew right away cinnamon raisin was his favorite. 😉
So naturally, I wanted to attempt to make the best cinnamon raisin cookies of all time, for both of them.
What’s in this recipe?
- raisins and cinnamon 😉
- all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
Honestly, this is in fact the best cinnamon raisin cookie recipe. Ever! (That I’ve tasted, anyway.)
And I’m certain the secret is soaking the raisins. I love these cookies, and for me to be this crazy about a cookie without chocolate, well . . . that’s really saying something.
Get those raisins soaking, and get these cookies made by the time the kids return home from school. Or in time for dessert, or a weekend get together, or just in one and a half hours for the best snack ever!
Enjoy every last crumb!
More or my favorite cookie recipes with raisins:
Just because today’s recipe is “the best of all time,” doesn’t mean the below recipes aren’t also amazing. 😉
- Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookie Recipe
- Old Fashioned Chewy Chocolate Raisin Cookies
And if you just can’t live without the chocolate:
- Super Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Spice Cookies
The Best Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Recipe
- Prepare the raisins: Add the butter to a medium-sized sauce pot and place it over low-medium heat. Once the butter has melted, turn the heat to low. Add the raisins, vanilla and cinnamon and stir to blend. Cover and let this gently simmer for 10 minutes. Then turn the heat off, keep the pot covered, and let it sit for 50 minutes.
- Preheat oven and prep baking sheets: While the raisins are soaking, preheat the oven to 350°F. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside, and adjust two racks towards the center of the oven.
- Mix dry ingredients: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside. Add both sugars to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- Combine all of the ingredients: Once the raisins are done soaking, add the mixture to the bowl with the sugar and mix to blend. Then add the eggs and mix until they are fully incorporated. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix just until you no longer see any dry spots.
- Shape the batter: Use a cookie scoop (approximately 2¼ inch) to drop the batter onto the parchment-lined baking sheets. Gently press each one down about a bit with the palm of your hand. There should be a couple of inches between them.
- Bake the cookies: Bake in the preheated 350°F oven until they're set and slightly golden along the edges, about 12 minutes.
- Cool the cookies: Let them cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.
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