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Raisin Cookies

Makes 4 1/2 Dozen

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These flavorful raisin cookies are always on hand at Nonna Lina's house for when guests stop by. Although they are great with a cup of coffee for a quick mid-day snack, they are also delicious for breakfast with a cup of cafe latte for dipping.

1 Cup Water

1 Cup Raisins

1 Cup Shortening

3 Eggs

1 Cup Sugar

1 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

3 1/2 Cups Flour

3 Teaspoons Baking Powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly grease two baking sheets. Place the water and raisins in a small pot, and bring to a boil. Add the shortening, and remove from the heat, stirring until the shortening has melted. In a bowl, beat together the eggs and the sugar until light. Add the raisin mixture to the egg mixture, and then add the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix just until combined. Drop by tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving space between each cookie. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are set, and the bottoms lightly browned.

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