Saturday, January 25, 2014

GIANT RAISIN-SUGAR COOKIES

This is another recipe from my 1970 The COOKIE Book pictured below.

1 1/2 cups shortening (use half butter or margarine)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup dark or golden raisins
Raisins for decorating

Cream first four ingredients together. Add eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk; mix until blended after each addition.  Stir in 1/2 cup raisins. Chill dough.  Roll small amounts at a time on floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Using a 1-lb coffee can, cut into circles. Place on greased cookie sheets. Decorate with raisins. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 to 12 min. Makes 1 doz. cookies.



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