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Raisin Cookies
2 cups raisins
1 cup water
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup nuts
Place raisins and water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and boil for three (3) minutes.  Set aside and cool, do not drain.  Mix flour with baking powder, soda, salt and spices.  Cream shortening, gradually adding sugar, beating well after each addition.  Beat in eggs.  Stir in raisins with liquid and vanilla.  Gradually add flour mixture, blend after each.  Stir in nuts.  Drop from tablespoon two inches apart on greased baking sheet.
Bake 375, 12 to 15 minutes.  Makes 
2 1/2 dozen.

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