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  • 2 cups (475 ml) flour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) cloves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) shortening
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (225 ml) raisins
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) chopped walnuts
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
  • Cream shortening, sugars and eggs together well.
  • Blend in flour mixture.
  • Add raisins and walnuts; mix well.
  • Drop by tspful onto greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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