Grandma's Sugar Raisin Cookies
|Seedless raisins||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Shortening||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
Simmer raisins in water to barely cover, until water is all absorbed.
Set aside to cool.
Cream sugar and shortening; add eggs and vanilla; beat thoroughly.
Sift together the dry ingredients, except last sugar, and add to creamed mixture.
Stir in raisins.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.
Place balls 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets; flatten with bottom of sugar-dipped glass.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes until lightly browned.