Ingredients

  • 2 Cups California raisins
  • 11/2 Cups sugar
  • 1 Cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • sugar

Procedure

Place raisins in medium saucepan; fill with water until raisins are just covered. Simmer until water is all absorbed. Set aside to cool. Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and vanilla, beating thoroughly. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 400°F about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 3%); Total Fat 6 ( Saturated Fat 1.5; Trans Fat <1; ); Cholesterol 10; Sodium 110; Potassium 86; Total Carbohydrate 23; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 15; Protein 2; Calcium 6; Iron 1;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.