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Raisin Sheet Cookies

 Raisin Sheet Cookies
Looking for a quick sheet cookie for crowds? This delicately spiced, moist variation is kid-tested...and grandkid-tested.
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Confectioners' sugar icing, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine raisins and water; bring to a boil.
  • Drain; reserve 1 cup liquid and set raisins aside.
  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar; add eggs. Add baking soda to
  • raisin liquid. Sift together flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt; add
  • alternately with raisin liquid to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins
  • and nuts. Spread in a lightly greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking
  • pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. If desired, glaze with
  • confectioners' sugar icing while hot. Cut while warm. Yield: 5-6
  • dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 188 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.