1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 cups golden raisins
2 cups diced mixed candied fruit
Optional: 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 tsp vinegar
Blend together the shortening and the brown sugar.
Beat in the eggs.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and the spices.
Stir in the raisins, fruit, and the nuts, if using.
Add to the shortening mixture along with the milk and vinegar.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
Bake at 325 F for 20-25 minutes.
Pairs Well With
Gooseberry Patch - Jane Baumann