Amish Apple Raisin Cookies

I love the Apple Raisin Cookies and would like to share my favorite recipe with you. Amish girls know hot to make the best cookies! I had a pleasure to taste the freshly made cookies in Hillsboro WI last summer. I am in love since. I know that our drivers love them too!

I found The Amish Cook's Baking Book online. It is filled with 80 beautiful photographs and over 100 classic Amish recipes for sweets that have been handcrafted in Lovina Eicher's Amish kitchen. Her recipes are lovely. 

The Amish Cook's Baking Book

by Lovina Eicher and Kevin Williams

Makes 4 dozen cookies


• 3/4 cup shortening, softened
• 1½ cups packed brown sugar
• 3 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
• 1½ cups quick-cooking rolled oats 
• 2 medium Mclntosh apples, peeled and chopped 
• 3/4 cup raisins 
• 2/3 cup walnuts


Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Grease baking sheets and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar. Then add the eggs and beat the mixture until it's fluffy. 
Sift together 2 cups of the flour, the salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the sifted ingredients and the oats to the creamed mixture. Blend well.

In a separate bowl, stir together the remaining 1/3 cup of flour, the apples, raisins, and walnuts. Fold this mixture in with the rest of the batter. 

Drop by the teaspoon 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. 
Bake until edges are golden, about 12 minutes.

Cool the cookies on a wire rack or a plate and then put into sealed containers.
These cookies will stay fresh for up to 5 days.

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