Boiled Raisin Cookies

mary Armstrong

By
@emit1961

These are my oldest son Bruce's favorite cookie!
This is one of my most used recipes. Sometimes I substitute dates, craisins or chocolate pieces for the raisins.

This recipe really makes a big batch.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8 dozen
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

2 c
raisins
1 c
water
2 c
sugar
3/4 c
shortening, crisco
3/4 c
butter, softened
3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
5-6 c
flour
1 c
oatmeal, uncooked
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
nutmeg or omit and use 2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tsp
cinnamon
2 tsp
baking soda in 1/4 cup hot water
1 c
nuts

Step-By-Step

1Boil raisins with water until almost all water is absorbed. Cool.
2Cream together sugar, crisco, and butter. Add eggs.
3Sift together flour, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
4Add to butter mixture and mix in remaining ingredients, including the raisins.
5Drop by teaspoon onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool.

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