OH, WOW! These are delicious cookies and have the ingredients I just love! They have a chewy texture and spread some on the cookies sheet. I needed to place them further apart. Stored in a plastic lidded container and we'll eat on them for the next week! I did "plump" the raisins before mixing in. I left the tablespoons of water out because I felt it would make the dough too runny. So glad I did because they turned out perfect! Hubby sure does like 'em! Prepared as a participant in the Aus/NZ Swap #36 Event January 2009.