Rock Cookies

Rock CookiesRecipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
There are a number of versions of these old-fashioned Rock Cookies, but this one is flavored with cinnamon, allspice and coffee and contains both raisins and chopped pecans as  "the rocks". 


about 5 1/2 dozen

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs
3 tablespoons strong coffee
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground allspice
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped pecans


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add coffee, stirring well.

Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, and allspice in a large mixing bowl. Stir in raisins and pecans to coat well; add to creamed mixture.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.