Ginger Drop Cookies

Ginger Drop Cookies.  (Jean Sears)

1 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold water
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup molasses
3 cups flour
2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1&1/2 tsp. soda
1 cup raisins

Cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten eggs, mix well. Add water and molasses, then sifted dry ingredients. Stir in raisins and drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes in 375 degree oven.

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