Raisin spice drops

Yield: 42 Cookies

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Raisins
½ cup Shortening, soft
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
½ teaspoon Soda
1½ cup Sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Allspice
2 cups Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)

Pour enough boiling water over raisins to cover them. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Beat shortening and sugar together until creamy.

Add eggs; beat until fluffy.

Drain raisins, reserving ½ cup liquid. Dissolve soda in this liquid. Sift together flour, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture alternately with raisin liquid; blend well. Stir in raisins and oats.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cooky sheets. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) 12 to 15 minutes.

Source: Our Favorites for family and friends Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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