Pansy Pearl James (35)

Born: 9-Mar-1886 in Bathgate, ND, USA
Died: 13-Oct-1962

The following recipe was Pansy Pearl James' and was a family favorite (you may copy this recipe as long as credit is given to Pansy Pearl James):

Jumbo Raisin Cookies

2 cups raisins
1 cup water

1 cup crisco
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1.5 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 teaspoon cinnamon
.25 teaspoon nutmeg
.25 teaspoon allspice
1 cup chopped walnuts

boil raisons for 5 minutes in the water. Cool and set aside. Cream sugar and shortening. Add vanilla and eggs and juice from raisins. Stir in dry ingredients and blend well. With a spoon add raisons and nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie plan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes about 7 dozen cookies.