Well-Guarded Walnut Raisin Cookies

As we all know, small men spend a great deal of their free time stealing cookies. Mine, however, are well guarded by armed action figures. Attempt to steal at your own peril.
As we all know, small men spend a great deal of their free time stealing cookies. My cookies are well guarded by fiercely protective and armed action figures. You’ve been warned.

I baked these a couple of night ago. I got sixty units out of the mix, which is a scant serving for a giantess and a lifetime supply for a shrunken man. Either way, they are delicious, and I don’t feel the lack of oatmeal one bit.

Raisin Walnut Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Ground cinnamon to taste (I added half a teaspoon)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup walnut pieces, toasted
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Using an electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Drop the walnuts and raisins into the mix and continue beating at low speed until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Drop by tablespoons onto baking sheets. These can be greased, or lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

The Presets – Cookie

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