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Oatmeal Cookies

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  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fat/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Raisin 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Quick cooking oatmeal 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dates/Chocolate chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Nuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)

In a small saucepan with a tight lid, heat raisins and water to boiling. Remove from heat; cool. Measure 1/3 cup of raisin liquid and reserve; drain raisins. Sift dry ingredients into large mixer bowl. Add fat. Beat on low speed until well blended. Add eggs and raisin liquid. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until light and smooth. Add oatmeal, raisins, dates, and nuts; mix well by hand. Drop by heaping teaspoons two inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until delicately brown. Cool on cake rack. For a soft cookie, store in an air-tight container.

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