Alltime favorite raisin cookies

Yield: 6 dozen

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Raisins
1 cup Water
1¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Shortening
2 Eggs; slightly beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3½ cup Flour, all-purpose
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
1 cup Pecans; or walnuts, chopped

Combine raisins and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, and boil about 3 minutes. Cool. (Do not drain.) Gradually add sugar to shortening, beating well after each addition.

Add eggs; beat well. Stir in raisins with liquid and vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to raisin mixture, stirring after each addition. Stir in pecans.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto well-greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or unitl browned.

SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, sometime in the 1970s.

Typed for you by Nancy Coleman.

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