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This is my favorite type of cookie (more appreciated by grown-ups than kids) and this is my favorite recipe for them.

¾ cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

¼ cup molasses

2-1/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ cup raisins (I like a mixture of different types)

½ cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Cream together the shortening, sugar, egg and molasses.  Add the flour and other dry ingredients until well mixed.  Add the raisins and walnuts and mix again.

Place by tablespoonsfuls on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes.  Let rest briefly; then remove to a rack to finish cooling.  Yields about 3 dozen.  Freezes well. 

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