Raisin Cookies

July 15, 2007

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When you really, really want to say ‘I love you,’ bake cookies! SAM

1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup medium chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. With an electric mixer, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in the raisins, walnuts, and vanilla. Drop the batter by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.