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Raisin Cookies

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Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Preparation:

Directions for raisin cookies.
Cook raisins in boiling water for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening; add sugar and beat well. Add eggs and beat until well blended. Add vanilla and cooled raisins. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture; mix well. Drop raisin cookie dough by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake raisin cookies at 325° for 10 to 14 minutes, depending on size of cookies.
Makes about 6 dozen raisin cookies.

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