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Jumbo Raisin Cookies

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"Makes about 60 cookies, but mom made them big -- so fewer cookies. They taste so good, warm after school on a cold day. Mom has been gone some time, but her cookies live on and bring back memories."

Ingredients

2 cups raisins
1 cup water
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice, approximately

Instructions

Boil 1 cup water with 2 cups raisins. Boil 5 minutes. Let cool. Cream shortening and sugar. Add well-beaten eggs. Add cooled raisin mixture and vanilla. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Add to raisin mixture. Blend well. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Phyllis Butterfield
Geneseo



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