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Friday, December 3, 2010


You'll want to  keep your cookie jar filled with favorite treats during the holidays. Bake these scrumptious cookies and they'll be no mistaking the season. Not only your kitchen, but your entire house will be filled with aroma-rich scents of Christmas.

1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups brown sugar-packed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mace
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
3 big eggs
2 3/4 cups sifted plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups seedless raisins
1 cup chopped pecans

Combine first 9 ingredients in mixing bowl and beat thoroughly. Sift flour and soda together; add half to shortening mixture and blend. Add milk and mix; add remaining flour and blend.Add raisins and nuts. Measure out rounded tablespoons of dough on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
Yield: 4 dozen

"The days that make us happy make us wise."~anon

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