This is one of my mom's favorite cookies that she made quite often. Mom had lots of family and friends over and they always had these cookies on hand with tea.

Carol

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
3 to 4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream together the shortening and the butter. Add the brown sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs until well blended.

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves over the creamed mixture. Mix in then stir in the raisins, nuts and dates.

  • Drop cookies onto ungreased baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; sodium 68mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
These are great cookies. I substituted butter for shortening. I took them to a woman's tea party and they were a hit. Thanks so much for the recipe. Read More
(14)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
These are great cookies. I substituted butter for shortening. I took them to a woman's tea party and they were a hit. Thanks so much for the recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
BEST COOKIES EVER! TRY IT ONE ICE CREAM IT IS THE BEST! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
Great cookies they disappeared so quickly I will need to make some more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2011
These were a very tasty spice cookie. The only problem I had with this recipe was it was so soft and the cookies spread out too much. I added more flour to my remaining dough and then had success with the shape and texture. I would recommend these for anyone who likes a chewy and spicy cookie. They go very nicely with a cup of tea. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2012
Good. Probably really good with tea. The dough was quite sticky so I stuck it in the fridge for a while. They turned out a little cake-like after I added a little extra flour (2T). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2015
Excellent. Followed other reviewer's suggestion and added 2T of flour to the batter as it did seem pretty moist. We're very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2019
sooo good an amazing spiced cookie recipe! Read More