Christmas Lizzies

Christmas Lizzies
8 dozen cookies
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1/2 cup good bourbon
3 cups seedless raisins
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground gloves
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
4 eggs
1 pound pecan halves (not chopped)
1/2 pound citron, chopped
1 pound candied cherries, whole

Pour bourbon over raisins; let stand for 1 hour. I have let them stand overnight. Sift together flour and spices; set aside. Cream butter and brown sugar; add eggs, beating well. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in raisins, pecans, citron, and cherries. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. They may not look like they are done but they are.

Cool on racks and store in air tight containers. I also cover them with cheesecloth soaked in additional bourbon.

Bring on the eggnog!