Monday, June 13, 2016

Jumbo Raisin Cookies

These are my all time favorite cookies.  I love the texture!  I love the taste!  They are absolutely perfect.
Recipe makes about 5 dozen cookies.


1 cup water
1 cup raisins
       1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
4 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the water and raisins in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Boil slowly for 5 minutes.  Set aside. Do not drain!
Cream together the shortening and sugar.
Add the vanilla and beaten eggs; beat until light and fluffy.
Mix  the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg lightly.

Add the raisins with the water and the flour mixture alternately to the sugar mixture.  Mix well.
(If you want you may add one cup nuts of your choice.)
Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.

Place on rack to cool. 

Store in covered container in dry place.