A wonderful cookie for both the holidays and everyday, these are easy to make, and great as gifts.
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter or vegetable shortening
1/2 cup cold coffee
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or nuts
of your choice
Beat the sugar, butter, and eggs until thoroughly combined. Stir in the coffee. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together and
stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the raisins and nuts and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F oven just until set, 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen.