Heat oven to 375 degree . Mix butter buttter, sugar, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by sifting. ( for a softer, rounder cooky : add add 1/4 more flour ) Stir dry ingredients together; blend in. Mix in nuts and raisins ( we add 2 full cups of nuts and raisins each! ). Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough about 2 in apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until delicatley brown ( cookies should still be soft ) Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.