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Raisin Puffs

Raisin Puffs


I got this recipe out of Paula Deen & Friends book. I'm looking for new recipes to add to my Holiday Trays...this one is a WINNER. Easy to make and delicious! Recipe says 4 Dozen, I got just 3 out of it..(made my balls too big!) Next time I'll make them closer to the size of walnuts like suggested! I can totally see this made with other dried fruit, cherries or cranberries would work great!

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 35


Serves 4

  • 2cups raisins

  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar

  • 1cup butter, softened

  • 1teaspoon vanilla

  • 3cups all-purpose flour

  • 1teaspoon baking soda

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

  • extra sugar, for rolling cookies


  • 01

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • 02

    Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.

  • 03

    Place raisins and 3/4 cup water in a small sauce pan and simmer gently until the raisins have absorbed most of the water and are soft, about 5 minutes, drain.

  • 04

    Using an electric mixer at low speed, cream the sugar, butter and vanilla until thoroughly combined.

  • 05

    Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.

  • 06

    Stir the dry ingredients and raisins into the butter mixture with a spoon.

  • 07

    The batter will be crumbly.

  • 08

    Gather about a tablespoon of dough in your fingers and squeeze so dough holds together.

  • 09

    Roll into walnut-sized ball.

  • 10

    Roll the balls in granulated sugar and place 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

  • 11

    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned and puffed.

  • 12

    Transfer to wire racks to cool.

  • 13

    Store in airtight tins, as these are quite fragile and have a tendency to fall apart if jostled.



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