My grandmother made these cookies every year for Christmas; they are like an Italian chocolate chip cookie. In fact, you can use chocolate chips instead of the raisins, if you wish.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups chopped walnuts
- 3 cups raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the eggs until everything is well blended. Stir in the baking soda , then gradually add the flour until the dough is thick. This may not require all 5 cups. Finally, stir in the walnuts and raisins. Drop by tablespoons onto unprepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on the baking sheets.