Learn how to make butter cookies at home with amazing taste and texture. These homemade tasty raisin cookies are easy to make with simple recipes and ingredients and are the best butter cookies with afternoon tea or coffee.

– ¾ cup of salted butter at room temperature – ⅔ cup of sugar (white, granulated) – ½ teaspoon of salt – 1 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour – 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract – ½ cup of raisins, chopped – 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder (optional)


In the stand mixer bowl, combine butter, sugar, and salt. Beat butter over medium speed until it turns creamy, and the butter has a lighter color.

Step 1:

Add flour and vanilla extract and mix until it turns into a smooth and uniform mix. Stop halfway and scrape the bowl's sides to ensure everything is mixed uniformly. Stop the mixer. Fold in the raisins with a spatula. Make the dough into a ball. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Step 2:

Remove from the fridge. Divide into halves, then into halves, etc. until you obtain about 24 - 30 balls. Roll into compact balls and refrigerate again for 3 hours.

Step 3:

Preheat oven to 375°F [190 ºC]. Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with silicone mat or parchment paper. Press each slightly with the palm of your hand, making a very shallow dip in the center. Sprinkle with the cinnamon.

Step 4:

Immediately place in the oven and bake until the cookies are flatter and golden brown (10 to 15 min). Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight jar. Best consumed fresh.

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