JUMBO RAISIN COOKIES

4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1 cup water
1 cup shortening
2 cup raisins
2 cup sugar
3 ea eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts, chopped
Mix dry ingredients. Add water to raisins and boil 5 min. or until liquid is decreased to 1/2 c. Cool. Cream shortening and sugar well. Add eggs one at a time; beating well after each addition. Add vanilla/nuts/and cooled raisins. Add sifted dry Ingredients and blend well. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 5 dozen cookies.