Nineteenth century New England cooks had other interesting names for this old-time family treasure...Jolly Boys, Tangle Breeches and Kinkawoodles!


  • 1 cup softened butter or margarine
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups Sun-Maid Natural Raisins

  • Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Directions

    HEAT oven to 375° F. Greasecookie sheets.
    COMBINE butter and sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
    ADD eggs; blend well.
    COMBINE flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
    ADD to butter mixture; mix well.
    STIR in raisins.
    SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls.
    MIX sugar with cinnamon; roll balls in mixture to coat.
    PLACE 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
    BAKE in upper third of oven at 375° F for 10 to 12 minutes (do not overbake).
    COOL 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks.

    Makes 3-1/2 dozen cookies.