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       Title: Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 35 servings
  
       1 c  Golden raisins
       1 c  Water
     3/4 c  Crisco
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla
   2 1/2 c  Flour
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Salt
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Baking powder
       2 c  Dry oats
     1/2 c  Nuts; finely chopped
  
      Simmer raisins and water over medium heat until raisins are plump, about
   15 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving liquid. Add enough water to reserved
   liquid to make 1/2 cup. Heat oven to 400~F. Mix together crisco, sugar,
   eggs and vanilla. Stir in reserved liquid. Slowly blend in remaining
   ingredients. Drop by rounded teaspoonsonto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8
   ~ 10 minutes or until cookies are golden. Makes 6 dozen cookies. Store in
   airtight containers.
  
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