Jumbo Raisin Cookies
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups raisins
- 1/2 cup shortening, room temperature
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Cook raisins in 1 cup boiling water for five minutes. Set aside and cool. Do not drain raisin mixture.
Step 4: Cream shortening, butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
Step 5: Add vanilla and cooled raisin mixture.
Step 6: Gradually add dry ingredients and blend well. If you are using nuts, add them at this time and mix with wooden spoon.
Step 7: Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.
Step 8: Bake at 375 degrees until lightly brown 12 to 15 minutes.