1990s blog: Drop Cookies

1990s note: This recipe came from my college roommate way back when. It is one of the few cookies that I like that do not contain chocolate!

2012: I haven’t made these for awhile, but if I was to make a non-chocolate cookie, this or a ginger cookie would be my choice. Ooh, that’s what makes these so good, all brown sugar! And nuts, raisins, and spices.

And the simple recipe title, “Drop Cookies”, makes me smile. I ranted a bit about long recipe titles in my discussion of The New Pasta Cookbook. If I were pretentious, I would re-name these cookies “Brown Sugar and Spice Cookies with Nuts and Raisins”.

Drop Cookies

  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 cup raisins

Cream Crisco, add brown sugar and then eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts and raisins.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

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Please refer to my Cookie Recipe Basics to make sure your cookies turn out!
Read the introduction to my 1990s cooking blog for background information.

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