Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup shortening, melted
  • Additional raisins

Combine sugar and egg, beating well. Stir in flavorings and 1/2 cup raisins.

Sift together flour, salt, and spices; add to sugar mixture, stirring well. Stir in shortening.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets; press a raisin in center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 3 1/2 dozen.


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