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Alltime Favorite Raisin Cookies Recipe


2 c Raisins
1 c Water
1 3/4 c Sugar
1 c Shortening
2 Eggs; slightly beaten
1 ts Vanilla extract
3 1/2 c Flour, all-purpose
1 ts Baking powder
1 ts Soda
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Nutmeg
1 c Pecans; or walnuts, chopped

Combine raisins and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, and
boil about 3 minutes. Cool. (Do not drain.)

Gradually add sugar to shortening, beating well after each addition.
Add eggs; beat well. Stir in raisins with liquid and vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to raisin mixture, stirring
after each addition. Stir in pecans.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto well-greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or unitl browned.