My favorite cookies

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Brown sugar
½ cup Shortening
1 each Egg
1 cup Raisins; small
2 cups Pastry flour; sifted before measuring
1 teaspoon Spice; mixed - ground
½ teaspoon Baking soda
2 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Buttermilk; rich - sour

Cream shortening, add sugar, mix well. Add egg, beat thoroughly. Sift together flour, spices, soda, baking powder and salt, add alternately with buttermilk to first mixture. Mix well and drop by teaspoon on well greased pans or cookie sheet. Oven 375 F. Soak raisins and drain well. More flour may be needed. Nuts are good instead of raisins.

Note: Spices were not specified, just "mixed ground spice". To your taste or preferance.

Source: Mildred Haller, Brookfield Grange, Trumbull County, OH

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