Tuesday, August 27, 2013

#2872 - Raisin Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

(by Shirley McNevich)

1 cup Crisco shortening
2 cups white sugar + extra for sprinkling
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup raisins

In a saucepan add raisins--cover them with water, bring to a boil, boil for 5 minutes, then drain them. In a mixer add Crisco and white sugar--beat. Add eggs and vanilla--beat. Add baking powder, salt and buttermilk--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Drop by spoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle some white sugar over the top of each cookie. Press 3-4 drained raisins into the top of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Optional: you can cut the drained raisins into small pieces and put them in the batter instead of placing them on the tops of the cookies.

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