Chocolate Chip Raisin Almond Cookies

I am a cookie CREATURE.

I am the COOKIE fiend.

Cookies are THE ONLY thing that make me WEAK in the knees.

I’ll eat them, till their all GONE…..

and believe you me, it won’t take LONG.



Eat these cookies, their guaranteed to make you sing.


Cookie Ingredients:

1 – cup apple juice (I use Martinelli’s)

3 – cinnamon sticks

1 – cup raisins

2 1/3 – cups flour

1 – teaspoon salt

1 – teaspoon baking soda

1/4 – teaspoon cinnamon

2 – sticks butter (room temperature)

3/4 – sugar

3/4 – packed dark brown sugar

1/2 – teaspoon almond extract

1 – teaspoon vanilla extract

2 – eggs

2 – cups chocolate chips

1 – cup coarsely chopped almonds


Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.

In a saucepan over a medium flame, add apple juice, cinnamon sticks, and raisins.  Cook for 10 minutes.  Then take off flame and drain.  Set raisins to the side.  This step will rehydrate your raisins, and make them juicy plump!

In a medium bowl add flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Set to the side.

In a mixer add butter, sugar, and dark brown sugar. Mix until creamy.

Then add almond extract and vanilla. Mix in. Next add eggs, and mix to combine.

Adding a little at a time, add in flour mixture. Until all is combined.

Then add raisins, chocolate chips, and almonds. Mix in well.

On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat, drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart.

Bake for 11 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Take out of oven and let cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack.