On Line Cookbook

Rosy Raisin Nut Cookies

Recipe Information
A cookie that has an unusual ingredient of catsup (ketchup)!

Parade Magazine (newspaper)- May 17, 1970

Serves/Makes:About 5 Dozen Cookies

  • Cookie Batter:
  • 2-3/4 cups (650 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (225 ml) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) raisins
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) catsup (ketchup)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Orange Glaze Icing:
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) sifted confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) strained orange juice
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees (200 C.).
  • Cream the butter or the margarine until it is the consistency of mayonnaise.
  • Beat in the white sugar and the brown sugar gradually.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add in the vanilla.
  • Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda and then sift.
  • Add the flour mixture into the creamed butter mixture alternately with the catsup (ketchup).
  • Stir in the raisins and the walnuts.
  • Drop the cookie batter by rounded measuring tspfuls onto the greased cookie baking sheets.
  • Space each dropped cookie batter circle 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 degrees (200 C.) or until the edges of the cookies are browned and will spring back when touched with a finger.
  • Combine the confectioners sugar and the orange juice together and beat until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add a little more orange juice if the glaze is not thin enough to be transparent.
  • Spread the glaze on the cookies while they are hot.
  • Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing the cookies to wire racks for the cookies to cool completely.
Personal Cooking Notes: Can use golden raisins istead of the dark raisns. Can also use shortening instead of butter or margarine. Can also bake the cookies from 8 to 10 minutes. Can also eat the cookies plain and not use the orange glaze icing on the cookies. This recipe came from Parade's Test Kitchen. Parade Magazine is a newspaper insert in the Sunday newspaper.