Brown Sugar Cookies

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Cookies, German

1 1/2 c Brown Sugar, Frimly Packed 2/3 c Shortening 2 Eggs, Large 2 tb Milk 1 tb Orange Rind, Grated 2 ts Baking Powder 1 ts Cinnamon 1/2 ts Cloves 1/4 ts Salt 2 c Unbleached Flour 1 c Raisins 1/2 c Nuts, Chopped, If Desired Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and orange rind. Stir together baking powder, spices, salt and flour. Mix into sugar mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts, if used. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350?F about 10 to 12 minutes, or until done. Remove from baking sheets and cool cookies on rack. Store in airtight tins. Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies.