Grandma’s Boston Cookie Recipe

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


  • 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


  • 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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    1. 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.

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