Poor Man's Cookies


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Serves | Prep Time 30 minutes | Cook Time 20 minutes

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 ½ cups raisins
2 1/3 cups water
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup nuts - chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons hot milk or water
½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions

Boil raisins in water slowly for 20 minutes. Stir in shortening and melt. Add baking soda. Cool.


Mix dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Add egg, nuts and vanilla.


Spread on greased baking sheet (10x12 with 1/2 inch sides) and bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.


While cookie is cooling slightly, mix glaze. Cover cookie with glaze before cutting into squares.


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