Raisin Spice Drops
Sifted all-purpose flour
Pour enough boiling water over raisins to cover them. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Beat shortening and sugar together until creamy.
Add eggs; beat until fluffy.
Drain raisins, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. Dissolve soda in this liquid. Sift together flour, salt and spices. Add to creamed mixture alternately with raisin liquid; blend well. Stir in raisins and oats.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cooky sheets. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F) 12 to 15 minutes.
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