Frosted Raisin Nut Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • BROWN SUGAR FROSTING:
  • 6 tablespoons whipping cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  1. Place raisins in a bowl. Add boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid; set the raisins and liquid aside. In a mixing owl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with reserved liquid. Stir in walnuts and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine 4 tablespoons cream, brown sugar and butter. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a full boil; boil for 1 minute. Place confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl; add hot cream mixture and enough of the remaining cream to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.