Katie’s Drop Raisin Cookies

Rehydrating raisins before baking is a good tip.

ksu_folder A family recipe provided by Jennifer Kiel of Washington, DC, from her mother-in-law’s collection, started in Kent, Ohio.

Katie’s Drop Raisin Cookies

Boil together for 5 minutes 2 cups raisins and one cup water. Cool and add 1 tsp. vanilla.

Cream together one cup shortening and 2 cups sugar. Add three eggs and beat will and then add cooled raisin mixture.

Add to this:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. allspice

Refrigerate overnight. Drop from spoon and bake at 400 degrees about 12 minutes. Orange peel and orange flavor may be substituted for the spices if preferred.

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