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Ma Billies Jumbo Raisin Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shirley Caruso
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup water
2 cups raisins
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 C. finely chopped walnuts - optional

Directions:
Directions:
In small saucepan, combine the water and raisins. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature (do not drain).
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in raisins with any liquid.
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. sore soft cookies in tightly sealed containers. If they start to harden, add a slice of bread to the container to keep them soft.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was originally printed in the Washington Post back in the 50's as Mimi Eisenhowers Jumbo Cookies. It became one of my mothers signature dishes.
The cookies pack well, and can be frozen. The dough can be frozen for later.

 

 

 

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