Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
Another one of Grammy's recipes; she's been gone a long time, but these are still a topic of discussion whenever Grammy comes up. A great depression-era favorite.
- 1 1⁄2 cups raisins
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup shortening (can substitute butter)
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine raisins and water in saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook until all of the water has been absorped.
- Sift together flour, bakng powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
- Cream shortening and sugar together in mixer, then add eggs and vanilla and cream all together. Add flour mixture and combine just until dough comes together. Add raisins and incorporate well.
- Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl. Form cookie mix into balls the size of walnuts. Roll dough through sugar mix, place on cookie sheet about 2-inches apart, and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes, until slightly golden.