1 1/4 c. water
1/3 c. shortening
2 c. raisins or currants
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 c. flour (approximately)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tbsp. artificial sweetener

Combine water, shortening, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Boil for 3 minutes. Cool. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat in salt and soda. Add sweetener, flour, and baking powder. Add flour slowly until mixture is easy to spoon. Blend all ingredients together and drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

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