Boil raisins and water together for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Cream butter with both sugars. Beat in eggs.
Stir in cooled raisin mixture (don't drain) and vanilla.
Slowly add flour and cinnamon to wet mixture. Mix until all streaks of white flour are gone.
Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper, a baking mat, or spraying with non-stick spray.
Drop the chilled dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for approximately 12 minutes or until the bottoms have browned.
Remove to a cooling rack.