Mix and sift flour, salt, soda and spices. Cream shortening with sugar and unbeaten eggs. Add part of the flour and stir in the milk. Add remainder of flour mixed with raisins and nuts. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with wet spatula. Bake in moderately hot oven (400 F.) 8 to 10 minutes. Cool, frost with confectioners’ frosting and sprinkle with colored sugar. Yield: 5-6 dozen.

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