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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  raisins
1  cup  water
3/4  cup  margarine
1 1/2  cups  sugar
2    eggs
1  teaspoon  vanilla
2 1/2  cups  flour
1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
1  teaspoon  soda
1  teaspoon  salt
1  teaspoon  cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  cloves
2  cups  rolled oats
1/2  cup  nuts, chopped

Simmer raisins and water in saucepan over low heat until raisins are plump, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain raisin liquid in measuring cup, add enough water to make 1/2 cup. Mix margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in raisin liquid. Mix flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices; blend in. Add oats, nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonful about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes 7 dozen.

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