Lemon raisin molasses cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside cookies with lemon infused raisins. A great cookie recipe all year round.

Lemon Raisin Molasses Cookies. Lemon raisin molasses cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside cookies with lemon infused raisins. A great cookie recipe all year round

After making Nanny Pat's Delicious Cookies, I was blown away by the texture and flavours and decided I would make some variations, using Nanny's cookie recipe as my foundation, to which I could add all kinds of different flavours.


These Lemon Raisin cookies are amazing! You get a zesty flavour and then the juicy raisins in every bite. The outer is crunchy and the inner is chewy, so you get the best of both worlds!
Recipe adapted from Pat Milton

Lemon Raisin Molasses Cookies.
Lemon raisin molasses cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside cookies with lemon infused raisins. A great cookie recipe all year round

Prep Time

5 - 10 minutes plus 15 minutes rest

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Cook Time

Approx 10 minutes

Yield

makes 5-6 dozen

Ingredients 

2 eggs
2 Cups Sugar
1 1/2 Cup Crisco OIL (or Wesson)
1/2 Cup Molasses
4 Cups All Purpose Flour PLUS approx 1 cup extra flour
1/2 tsp.salt
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 tsp. Baking Soda
Zest of 1 Lemon
2 Cups Raisins
Juice of Half a lemon
1 Tablespoon Limoncello (optional)

Instructions

1. Soak the raisins in boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain very well. Once drained, add the lemon zest and juice to the raisins and Limnoncello if using. Combine well and leave to soak whilst you start on the cookies. (soaking the raisins overnight in the lemon mix is even better!)

Lemon Raisin Molasses Cookies, soaking raisins

2. Mix well in a large bowl the eggs and sugar.

3. Then Add Crisco OIL (or Wesson) and Molasses
(I put the molasses in the measuring unit that I put the oil in, and makes it slip right out)

4. Add the raisins and liquid to the egg & sugar mixture. Combine.

5. I use my stand mixer and then, Mix these ingredients below together, and add them slowly to the bowl, while mixer is running very slow :- flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon and baking Soda.
At this point, you may need to add the extra flour until the cookie dough becomes stiff enough to roll into balls. Use your judgement here. Every brand of flour is different and also how much liquid your raisins have absorbed. 6. Important: let stand for 15-20 min.

7. Form into balls (about 1 inch rounds). Put granulated sugar in a wide short bowl, Roll in the sugar, placing them on cookie sheets (UNgreased). I only put 9 to a sheet.

8. Bake on UNgreased cookie sheet for 10 min., @ 350 degrees. Let set only 1 min. & then Carefully (very carefully) with a large thin spatula. remove to a rack to cool.

Lemon Raisin Molasses Cookies, on cooling rack

9. Make a lovely cup of tea and enjoy a cookie or two!

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Lemon raisin molasses cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside cookies with lemon-infused raisins. A great cookie recipe all year round

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Lemon Raisin Molasses Cookies. Lemon raisin molasses cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside cookies with lemon infused raisins. A great cookie recipe all year round

Lemon Raisin Molasses Cookies

Yield: 5 - 6 Dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Lemon Raisin Molasses Cookies.
Lemon raisin molasses cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside cookies with lemon infused raisins. A great cookie recipe all year round

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Crisco OIL, or Wesson
  • 1/2 Cup Molasses
  • 4 Cups All Purpose Flour PLUS approx 1 cup extra flour
  • 1/2 tsp .salt
  • 1 tsp . ginger
  • 1 tsp . cinnamon
  • 3 tsp . Baking Soda
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Cups Raisins
  • Juice of Half a lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Limoncello, optional

Instructions

  1. Soak the raisins in boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain very well. Once drained, add the lemon zest and juice to the raisins and Limnoncello if using. Combine well and leave to soak whilst you start on the cookies. (soaking the raisins overnight in the lemon mix is even better!)
  2. Mix well in a large bowl the eggs and sugar.
  3. Then Add Crisco OIL (or Wesson) and Molasses

(I put the molasses in the measuring unit that I put the oil in, and makes it slip right out)

  1. Add the raisins and liquid to the egg & sugar mixture. Combine.
  2. I use my stand mixer and then, Mix these ingredients below together, and add them slowly to the bowl, while mixer is running very slow :- flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon and baking Soda.
  3. At this point, you may need to add the extra flour until the cookie dough becomes stiff enough to roll into balls. Use your judgement here. Every brand of flour is different and also how much liquid your raisins have absorbed. 6. Important: let stand for 15-20 min.
  4. Form into balls (about 1 inch rounds). Put granulated sugar in a wide short bowl, Roll in the sugar, placing them on cookie sheets (UNgreased). I only put 9 to a sheet.
  5. Bake on UNgreased cookie sheet for 10 min., @ 350 degrees. Let set only 1 min. & then Carefully (very carefully) with a large thin spatula. remove to a rack to cool.
  6. Make a lovely cup of tea and enjoy a cookie or two!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 72 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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