Raisin Puffs

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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 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 4
  • 2 raisins

  • 1 1⁄2 sugar

  • 1 butter

  • 1 vanilla

  • 3 all-purpose flour

  • 1 baking soda

  • 1⁄2 salt

  • sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
  • 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.
  • Using an electric mixer at low speed, cream the sugar, butter and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Stir the dry ingredients and raisins into the butter mixture with a spoon.
  • The batter will be crumbly.
  • Gather about a tablespoon of dough in your fingers and squeeze so dough holds together.
  • Roll into walnut-sized ball.
  • Roll the balls in granulated sugar and place 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned and puffed.
  • Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  • Store in airtight tins, as these are quite fragile and have a tendency to fall apart if jostled.