Cream shortening; add the 1 cup of regular sugar gradually and continue to beat until light.
Add well-beaten egg to the creamed mixture; blend well. Add vanilla, raisins and nuts.
Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk; mix well. Chill.
Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 or 3 inches apart onto a well-greased baking sheet. Bake in a moderate oven (350f) 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen 2-inch cookies.
For Confection's Frosting:
To Confectioner's sugar add hot water or milk gradually until the frosting has a good spreading consistency; add flavor.
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