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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!

Boston Cookies
Grandma Doyle

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. Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker says

    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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    • Shannon says

      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.

  2. Joanne T Ferguson says

    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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