Chocolate Raisin Chewy Cookies

My daughter is home for the long weekend as we have Monday off - Martin Luther King day. She will leave for school some time tomorrow and I am packing all kinds of goodies for her. I may have to make a second batch of these if there are not enough left by tomorrow.

I do not make cookies often but there are a couple of recipes we like and when I do make the cookies I stick to those recipes. Today I wanted to bake cookies but wanted to try something different. I had cocoa but no chocolate chips. I had raisins so I tried these Chocolate and Raisin chewy cookies using the base cookie recipe I follow. The batter is gooey and sticky from the cocoa powder but on the thicker side. The cookies do not spread much in the oven. The trick is to take them out when they are still soft so you get that soft chewy cookie we all love.

You will need (about 18)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup cane sugar (use any granulated sugar you have on hand)
1 egg
1/2 cup flour (all purpose or whole wheat)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
~1/8 sparse tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Cream the softened butter in a bowl. Mix in the sugar. Now break an egg in the bowl and beat until the mixture is well combined. Sift in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and the salt. Mix everything together. Finally mix in the raisins.

On a baking sheet drop a tablespoon on cookie batter at a time 2 inches apart. You may use a parchment paper or directly place the batter on the baking sheet.

Bake for about 12-15 minutes. The cookies should be soft when they are taken out of the oven. Cool and a rack.



  1. Even I don’t make cookies often , but when I make I make a couple of variations . These cookies look perfectly baked , hope your daughter enjoyed them .

  2. Send me some, i can have this cookies rite now to please my sweet tooth. Adding raisin sounds prefect to feed kids easily with raisin, beautiful cookies there.

  3. These cookies look very tempting. Chocoholics paradise :)

  4. These are such treats for any chocoholic. The chocolate raising combination sounds absolutely yum.

  5. These chocolate cookies look so sinful!..I will surely bookmark it for later...

  6. Chocolate and raisin combination is always yum and these cookies sound like a tempting treat.

  7. I love creating yummylicious stuff with what we have in hand. This chocolate and raisin combination sounds yum and that color is very inviting.


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