DIABETIC SPICE COOKIES This recipe came from an estate sale. I obtained it when I purchased the family collection from the Forrest Estate in Denton, Texas in 1992. 1-1/4 cup water 1/3 cup shortening 2 cups raisins or currants 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon soda 1 tablespoon artificial sweetener Combine water, shortening, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg in pan then boil 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time then beat in salt and soda. Add sweetener and baking powder. Add flour slowly until mixture is easy to spoon. Blend all ingredients together and drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.