Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ruby's Jumbo Raisin Cookies

4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

1 cup water and 2 cups raisins, boiled together until liquid reduces to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the 3 eggs, one at a time, the raisins and water in which they were boiled, and the vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients. Mix in nuts last.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.

Bake 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees.

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