Dave's Big Raisin Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup water
<br>- 2 cups raisins
<br>- 1 cup shortening
<br>- 2 cups white sugar
<br>- 3  eggs
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 4 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking powder
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking soda
<br>- 2 teaspoons salt
<br>- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Add water to raisins and boil 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
<br>step 2: Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add cooled raisins and water. Sift together the flour, baking  powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture to raisin mixture, blend well.
<br>step 3: Chill dough until firm.
<br>step 4: Drop by teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet before removing.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups raisins
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions
step 1: Add water to raisins and boil 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
step 2: Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add cooled raisins and water. Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Add flour mixture to raisin mixture, blend well.
step 3: Chill dough until firm.
step 4: Drop by teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet before removing.

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