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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!
- 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.
- Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat again. Stir in the raisin water.
- Sift the flour and spices together; mix into the creamed butter/sugar/egg mixture. Fold in the raisins, rolled oats and walnuts.
- Drop by tablespoonsful onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes until top springs back when pressed lightly.