Spiced raisin chews

Yield: 72 cookies

Measure Ingredient
2 cups All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon EACH baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper
1 \N Box (15 oz) raisins
1 cup Slivered almonds
¼ cup Coarsely chopped citron
3 larges Eggs
2 cups Packed light-brown sugar
\N \N Confectioners' sugar

1. In a large bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper until blended.

2. In a food processor, finely chop raisins, almonds and citron using on/off pulses. Add to flour mixture and mix well (with hands is easiest).

3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar with electric mixer 10 minutes or until thick and pale. With a large wooden spoon, stir into the raisin-flour mixture and mix well (dough will be stiff).

Chill 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.

4. Heat oven to 350F. Lightly grease cookie sheet(s).

5. With floured hands, form level tablespoonfuls dough into 1-inch balls.

Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

6. Bake 10 minutes or until cookies are brown on bottom but still soft on top. Let cool on sheet 1 minute before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Store airtight at room temperature up to 1 month or freeze. Before serving, roll edges of cookies in confectioners' sugar.

from Woman's Day 11/23/93 typed by Tiffany Hall-Graham Submitted By TIFFANY HALL-GRAHAM On 10-28-94

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