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Spicy Raisin-Nut Cookies

Yield about 10 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy, Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to creamed mixture, beating until well blended.

  3. Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; add to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in raisins and pecans.

  4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 4 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 425° for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool completely on wire racks.

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