This recipe is from my old cookbook Charleston Receipts.
Lady Baltimore Cookies:
Cream together: 1 cup shortening, 11/2 cups sugar, 3 eggs
*Those of you who butcher your own pigs might want to substitute lard. Those of you interested in a more healthful substitute are out of luck. 🙂 If you try a healthful oil let me know how it works out.
Dissolve 1/2 tsp. soda in 2 tsps. water and add to creamed ingredients. Mix and sift together: 3 cups flour, 11/2 tsps. salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. cloves, 1 tsp. nutmeg and blend into wet mixture. Add 11/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup nut meats and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased sheet. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Makes about 70 cookies and they are quite good. Perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of Earl Grey.