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Molasses Raisin Cookies

 Molasses Raisin Cookies
These old-fashioned mildly sweet cookies are dotted with walnuts and raisins. We like them soft right from the oven. Later, they crisp up and are perfect for dunking.—Denise and George Hymel, Gramercy, Louisiana
21 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Beat in molasses.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine
  • the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and cloves; gradually
  • add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are
  • lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 198 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.