Spice Cookies

Summary

Yield
36 Cookies
SourceSherry Peterson (2003)
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
40 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
raisins
1 1⁄2 c
water
1 1⁄2 c
brown sugar
1 c
shortening
2
eggs
2 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
ground cloves
1⁄2 t
nutmeg
5 c
flour
1 1⁄2 t
baking soda
1 1⁄2 c
walnuts
1 lb
powdered sugar (for icing)
1
stick butter (for icing)
1 t
vanilla (for icing)
 
milk (for icing)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook raisins in water until soft. Set aside. Mix brown sugar, shortening, eggs, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, flour, baking soda and walnuts together. Add raisins and water. Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake until set. Cool and top with icing, if desired.

To make icing: Beat powdered sugar, butter and vanilla. Add milk, a bit at a time, until you reach desired consistency.