Friday, August 5, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by Pat Garrard
1c raisins
1c. water
3/4 c. shortening
1 1/2c. sugar
2 eggs
1tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1tsp. bakng soda
1tsp. cinnamon
1/2tsp. cloves
2c.rolled oats
1 1/2c. chopped nuts

Simmer raisins and water in a saucepan oer low heat until plump, 20-30 minutes. Drain raisin liquid into a measuring cup and add enough water to make 1/2 c. Heat oven to 400 F. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in raisin liquid. Combine all dry ingredients and add to liquid. Add raisins and nuts. Blend well. Drop by spoonfulls onto baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Makes 6 dozen.

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