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20 Minutes Soft and Sweet Golden Raisin Tea Cookies

Can I substitute the Raisins in the Cookies?

If you’re not a fan of raisins, substitute them with chopped walnuts or any of your favorite nuts. Also the golden raisin can be swapped out for the red ones or any other dried fruit, just cut it into small raisin size pieces.

20 Minutes Soft and Sweet Golden Raisin Cookies

The Best Tea Cookies 

What makes a great tea cookie is a soft, with a hint of crisp, biscuit like cookie, that is not too sweet. The name tea cookies as you may have guest originated from Britain with afternoon tea. Here in America we tend to enjoy cookies most around the holidays.

20 Minutes Soft and Sweet Golden Raisin Cookies

If you are a tea drinker, like I am, anytime of year is a great time for a tea cookie. And if you are not crazy about a golden raisin cookie, try a chocolate chip cookie or a thumbprint cookie that is also fast to make- just 30 minutes. Another of my favorite to enjoy with tea is these vanilla glazed cookies.

Do I need to Soak the Raisins before cooking?

Although not necessary, soaking raisins before adding then to the batter will make them more flavorful and nicer. After all they are dehydrated, which means all the moisture has been removed by the sun, air or mechanical equivalents- which made then dry.


Just 5 Ingredients to make Golden Raisin Tea Cookies

It takes just 20 minutes to make these sweet cookies, and all you need are pantry staple ingredients.
Butter: Unsalted

Sugar: What’s a cookie without some sweetness? You’ll need a 1/2 cup of sugar for these.

Eggs: 2 eggs.

Flour: Unbleached.

Raisins: Golden raisins are best for this cookie recipe.

tea cookies ingredients sugar, golden raisins, eggs, butter, and flour.

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20 Minutes Soft and Sweet Golden Raisin Tea Cookies

20 Minutes Soft and Sweet Golden Raisin Tea Cookies
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov


  • whisk
  • Stand mixer
  • Wooden spoon
  • parchment paper


  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1¾ cup flour


  • Combine 8 Tablespoons butter and ½ cup sugar in a mixer on low speed. You can also combine with a whisk.
    8 Tbsp unsalted butter,, ½ cup sugar
  • Add 2 eggs and beat the mixture with a mixer on medium speed until well combined.
    2 large eggs
  • Add 1 cup raisins and 1 ¾ cup flour and mix well with a spatula or wooden spoon.
    1 cup golden raisins, 1¾ cup flour
  • Spoon the cookie dough onto a tray lined with parchment paper
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. All ready!


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg
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