Chocolate Raisin Cookies
Chocolate Raisin Cookies

Folks, do I have a golden oldie of a recipe for you here that my sister and I dug up when I was in Calgary for a week doing all of the media for my cookbook.

Chocolate raisin cookies.

Let’s see if my Dad still reads my website, because if he does, he’s going to be emailing us and asking for these to be on the Christmas table this year. As many of you know, my dad loves raisins and chocolate together, probably more than any other flavour combination out there. He was the inspiration for the most amazing chocolate zucchini cake you are ever going to eat – the recipe is in my cookbook, however, so you’ll have to buy it here to get it, sorry! – and now these cookies.

Dad, you totally better still be reading this, or no cookies for you.

 Old Fashioned Chewy Chocolate Raisin Cookies from @kitchenmagpie

It almost doesn’t get more old fashioned than chocolate and raisin together, so I knew as soon as I saw this recipe in my Mom’s recipe box that I had to give the cookies a whirl. Raisins are fabulous in chocolate cake, so really, why not a chocolate cookie?

Why not indeed.

These turned out to be delicious little bites of chocolate raisin heaven.

 Old Fashioned Chewy Chocolate Raisin Cookies from @kitchenmagpie

I love that you roll them in the crushed almonds, it turns it into a, well, Fruit & Nut Bar kind of cookie. Man, that used to be my favorite chocolate bar for a while, speaking of having a love for raisins and chocolate together. Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar. These cookies definitely remind me of those, the toasted nuts, the chocolate and the raisins, of course.

So who has made these before? I had honestly never heard of these cookies before and I can’t find them online, either.

Happy Baking! Have you all started thinking about what you’re baking this Christmas yet?

I haven’t. I’m ignoring it.

Love you more than chocolate,



5 from 1 vote
Old Fashioned Chewy Chocolate Raisin Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins

How to make decadent Chocolate Raisin Cookies!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Raisin Cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 1 package semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butter / shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup crushed almonds
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips and mix into the creamed butter mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt, add creamed buttter mixture and stir well.
  5. Mix in oats, milk and and raisins.
  6. Once combined well, chill for 1 hour then form into small balls and roll in the crushed almonds.
  7. Place on greased cookie sheet, bake for 11-13 minutes.
  8. Cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.
Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Chewy Chocolate Raisin Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Potassium 111mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 3%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Mary P Hoffman Reply

    I may have to try these – chocolate and raisin together??

  2. Lisa Pooke-King Reply

    I saw your appearance on Global Edmonton this past weekend and after I ordered your book. It came today and it’s absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to make some traditions with it’s yummy recipes! Thank you!

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      Awesome!!!!! Thank you so much for your support!! I hope you love it! If you have time, I would love it if I could leave a review from wherever you bought it, it sure helps authors out! \U0001f495\U0001f495

    • Lisa Pooke-King Reply

      The Kitchen Magpie I will for sure leave a great review! Just wondering if you have featured any Ukrainian baking in your blog. I’d love to read your take on traditional babka, a fav of this “good Canadian Ukrainian girl” as it’s hard to find recipes that don’t make oodles of loaves.

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      I’m baaaaack! All the book stuff is done! The major travel, at least!

  3. Mary P Hoffman Reply

    Thanks for the great recipe (another great one) – ’tis the season to bake cookies!

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