Ingredients

  • 1 Pound California raisins
  • 11/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2/3 Cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Pound walnuts, chopped

Procedure

Turn raisins into small bowl and add warm water to cover; set aside to plump. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease baking sheet; set aside. In small bowl, mix flour, cinnamon and cloves together well; set aside. Mix 1 teaspoon liquid from raisins with baking soda in custard cup; set aside. Drain and chop raisins; set aside.

Combine powdered sugar and butter in mixer bowl and cream together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, add baking soda dissolved in water and beat well. With mixer on low, add flour mixture and mix just to combine. Stir in chopped raisins and nuts by hand. Divide and press firmly into No. 30 scoop or divide into 2 tablespoon portions and shape into tight balls; arrange on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until lightly browned and done, about 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 370 (Calories from Fat 54%); Total Fat 23 ( Saturated Fat 6; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 40; Sodium 135; Potassium 338; Total Carbohydrate 38; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 24; Protein 6; Calcium 38; Iron 2;

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California Raisins contain 9% of the daily value for fiber – a desirable and essential nutrient!