Rock Cookies

by Kathy, Cookie Club Member

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Category: Desserts, Cookies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Level: Baking Experience Helpful

Yield: 4 - 5 Dozen Cookies

This recipe was requested and shared by our Cookie Club members. The only thing missing is chocolate chips, which we feel would be perfectly fine to add!


1 c. shortening

2 1/2 c. brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp. baking soda

2 T. boiling water

3 1/3 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 c. raisins

1 c. chopped nuts, pecans or walnuts


Editor's Note: Soak raisins for 10 minutes in cup of water, then drain before adding to cookie dough.

Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs. Dissolve baking soda in water and add to creamed mixture. Add dry ingredients, raisins, and chopped nuts. Drop cookies by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

This recipe can also be made into cupcakes, now isn't that wild?! 

For cupcakes, bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. (And let us know how they turn out!)



Source: Adapted from Grandma's Cookie Party, 1985