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Grandma’s Boston Cookie Recipe

June 11, 2011

I have no idea why they are called Boston cookies. I’ve made them before obviously but I still don’t get it. They are a raisin walnut cookie and even though I don’t like walnuts I eat these. At least this time I remembered the cinnamon. Some days I can be so out of it.

I used egg replacer again and made a half batch. Still makes quite a bit!

Grandma’s Boston Cookies

Grandma’s Boston Cookies


  • 1 Cup Shortening
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs (I use egg replacer)
  • 3 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Nuts & Flavouring (I add 1 Cup Walnuts and Vanilla Extract)


  1. Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Add 3 cups flour with baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Put a little flour over nuts and add flavouring. Dop on cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Makes 4 dozen. (ps, you might need more flour or water, I did. Just add it until it forms a nice dough, similar to chocolate chip cookie dough)

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  • Reply Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker April 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    These look really good! I love the short ingredient list. Also in case you are interested, here is the origin of the Boston cookie:
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    • Reply Shannon April 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Wow, great site, thanks so much for getting me some history on these! My grandmother is Canadian with no American ties, it’s so cool how recipes migrate like that.

  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson April 5, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    G’day! Gotta love Grandma’s cookies! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing at this week’s Foodie Friends Friday Foods We Loved from Childhood Party
    Cheers! Joanne

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