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Jumbo Raisin Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melanie Henry

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups raisins
Enough water or water/rum combination to cover the raisins
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons cinnamon
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon Crisco
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350
Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper
Bake 10 minutes, or until brown and firm

Bring raisins and water or water/rum combo to a boil in a small saucepan; simmer 10 minutes.

Whisk flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Cream Crisco and sugar; add eggs one at a time.

Stir in vanilla; add pecans.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a parchment covered cookie sheet.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
not sure--3 dozen?
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We hit the aversion jackpot with this recipe. Raisins and nuts! I hope future generations will try this delicious cookie. It was the most common cookie treat my mama baked when I was growing up.

 

 

 

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