- 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
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.
Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to creamed mixture, beating until well blended.
Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; add to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in raisins and pecans.
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.