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raisin cookies

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These cookies are a little diferent from regular raisin cookies.  Let me know what you think. Thanks!

9oz soften butter                     9oz sugar

4oz raisins                              1 cup veg. oil

4 egg yolks                             zest of 1 lemon

egg white                                flaked almonds

2 tsp of each: baking powder, and vanilla

white flour

1.cream butter and sugar together. Add egg yolks and oil.  Soak raisins in hot water for about 10 min, drain.  knead the raisins until paste-like, add to the sugar/ butter mixture. mix well, add zest, baking powder, and vanilla.

2.Add flour little by little (about 1/2 a cup at a time) kneading to form a soft dough. pinch off golf ball sized pieces and roll into balls, flatten slightly. dip the tops of the cookies into the egg whites then into the almonds and place on a baking sheet. bake @ 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.