Beth's Oatmeal Cookies

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Total Time
30 mins
15 mins

This recipe came from a mystery novel, "Aunt Dimity's Death" by Nancy Atherton. She includes a recipe at the end of every novel!! These are the best oatmeal cookies I have had in years!

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  1. Bring the raisins to a boil in a saucepan with the 2 cups water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool. Reserve 5 tablespoons of water from the raisins. Drain the rest of the water from the raisins.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat again. Stir in the raisin water.
  3. Sift the flour and spices together; mix into the creamed butter/sugar/egg mixture. Fold in the raisins, rolled oats and walnuts.
  4. Drop by tablespoonsful onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes until top springs back when pressed lightly.