Grama Delker’s oatmeal cookies

I apparently got this from my MIL while we were at their house over Labor Day to see Pappa and Grama.

1 c butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 c raisins
1 tsp baking soda
4 T raisin juice (see recipe)
2 c AP flour
2 c oats
1/2 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla
1/2 c chopped pecans (These are not nuts but are drupes. Learned that from Alton Brown.)

Cook raisins in 1 c water. Just a bit, if you cook too long the juice evaporates. Drain, reserving 4 TBSP juice.

Cream butter, sugar, and eggs.

Dissolve the soda in raisin juice and add this to the butter mixture.

Add flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Mix well, then fold in raisins and nuts.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.