Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 c. oatmeal
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
3 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. cloves
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda, added to 1 c. water in which the raisins have boiled
1 c. raisins, boiled & cooled

  • Cream shortening and sugar, and add egg.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add raisin water to which soda was added.
  • Stir in raisins. Mix well.
  • Drop by scoopfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake in 350° oven.
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