[CnD] Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies Recipe

gail johnson mama-gail at mysero.net
Mon Oct 30 13:44:42 EDT 2017

Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies Recipe
1 cup water
2 cups raisins
1 cup shortening
1-3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Combine raisins and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 
for 3 minutes; remove from the  heat and let cool (do not drain). In a 
mixing bowl, cream shortening; gradually add sugar. Add eggs  and 
vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and 
blend thoroughly. Stir  in nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. 
apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for  12-14 minutes. Yield: 
6 dozen.
 Originally published as Mom's Soft Raisin Cookies in Taste of Home 
February/March 1993, p31

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