Mom's soft raisin cookies

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Water
2 cups Raisins
1 cup Shortening
1¾ cup Sugar
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3½ cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ cup Chopped walnuts

Combine raisins and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes; remove from the heat and let cool (do not drain). In a mixing bowl, cream shortening; gradually add sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and blend thoroughly. Stir in nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350! for 12-14 minutes.

Yield: about 6 dozen.

From the files of Al Rice, North Pole Alaska. Feb 1994

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