Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
It's cookie time again! A lovely little morsel perfect at any time, but especially with afternoon tea.
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
- 1 cup shortening or 1 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups golden seedless raisins
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Sift first six ingredients together.
- Cream shortening and sugars; add eggs until well blended.
- Gradually stir in dry ingredients.
- Fold raisins and nuts into batter.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonsful onto ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
- Cool on pan briefly, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
I have been searching all over for a raisin spice cookie just like my grandmas. She is gone and I have a feeling the recipe is one she stored in her head. This one very close in flavor, next time I would up the spices a bit I think. The texture isnt the same as grandma's. These were crunchy but very tasty. I didnt have any walnuts like grandma put in hers. Overall it is a really good recipe and I will make it again I think. Thanks.
These are pretty good cookies and easy to make .. I got 72 cookies, and baked for 8 minutes, because I like my cookies chewy .. thanks for posting!