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1 cup raisins
1 cup water
¾ cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cloves
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup chopped nuts

Simmer raisins and water over medium heat until raisins are plump, about 15 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving the liquid. Add enough water to reserved liquid to measure ½ cup.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in reserved liquid. Blend in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.