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Candy Cookies

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Ingredients
  Soft shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1 , unbeaten
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sifted regular all purpose flour 18 Tablespoon (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chocolate covered raisins 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (packaged)
  Coarsely chopped walnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Make a few days ahead:
1. Start heating oven to 375°F.
2. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat shortening with brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in egg and vanilla.
4. Sift flour with salt and baking soda. At low speed, beat flour mixture into shortening-sugar mixture until batter is smooth. Then fold in raisins and walnuts.
5. Drop, by teaspoonfuls, onto greased cookie sheets.
6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. Remove to wire rack to cool. Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Chocolate

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