Grandma McClintock?s Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Boil until water has reduced to about 1/2 cup. Drain raisins and measure 1/2 cup of liquid.

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Butter Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons milk
  • Directions

    Cream shortening and sugar; add egg and mix well. Blend dry ingredients together and add to shortening mixture alternately with raisin water. Stir in raisins and vanilla. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes (watch to not over-bake). Makes 4 dozen cookies. Frost if desired.
    Cream butter and sugar; blend in vanilla and add milk one tablespoon at a time, till desired spreading consistency.
    Nola Carman,
    Lisbon, OH

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