Poor Man's Cookies

The Record’s “Recipe of the Week”:
Poor Man’s Cookies by Sue Case*

1 cup raisins
1-1/4 cups water
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
Pinch of clove
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla
Vanilla frosting

Preheat oven to 350°. Boil raisins in water until 1 cup of liquid is left. If it does not measure to 1 cup of liquid, add a little water. Mix in 1 tsp. baking soda.

Mix all other ingredients (except vanilla frosting) in a mixing bowl. Add the raisins and mix well.

Spread onto a cookie sheet with sides. Bake for 25 minutes or until done.

Spread a thin layer of icing on while still hot.

*This was my grandmother’s recipe from 1964.


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