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Famous Raisin Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Famous Raisin Cookies, by , is from The Jones Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

LuVern Jones
Added: Sunday, August 28, 2005


1 1/2 c. water
2 c. raisins
1 c. shortening
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
4 - 4 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. nuts

Simmer the raisins in the 1 1/2 cups water for 5 minutes. Save 1/2 cup of the raisin water. Mix the eggs in with the shortening. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, and baking powder. Mix the baking soda in with the raisin water. Alternately add the flour and liquid into the mixture. Add the raisins and nuts. Chill dough. Grease baking sheet and roll into balls and put on sheet. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.




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