Source: Health for Victory Club (WWII vintage)
1/2 cp seedless raisins
1/2 cp shortening
1/4 cp water
3/4 cp sifted enriched all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cps quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cp brown sugar
1/2 cp chopped nuts
1 tsp vanilla
1 - Heat raisins and shortening with water until shortening is melted.
2 - Cool, then sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices into a bowl.
3 - Stir in the rolled oats, sugar, and nuts.
4 - Add raisin-shortening mixture and vanilla.
5 - Mix thoroughly, the drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased baking sheet.
6 - Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes