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Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Added: Thursday, August 6, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup raisins
2 cups water
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup all-vegetable shortening
1 egg
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisin water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Lightly grease baking sheets. set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook raisins in water until tender and plump. Remove from heat and cool. Strain raisins and set aside; reserve 1/2 cup of liquid. In a large bowl, cream brown sugar with shortening, Beat in egg until mixture is light and fluffy. Add flour, baking soda and salt alternately with raisin water and vanilla. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set; cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

 

 

 

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