We all love Bran Muffins, but sometimes you need a change. Who wants to eat a bowl of bran flakes every day when you could have a cookie. Bran is very important to those of us of a certain age. I feel the need to remind you that bran is an aid to the digestive system, those of you who decide to eat more than two of three of these per day could be spending a lot of time in the little room with the porcelain fixtures. Just sayin'.
In case you don't want to be tempted to eat too many at one time, form your cookies on a sheet pan that will fit in your freezer and freeze. When they are frozen solid remove to a freezer bag and put back in the freezer. After you have labeled them, of course. Take out what you need, let them rest while you preheat the oven and continue on.
about 2-3 dozen depending on the size you make them
1 cup raisins (regular or golden)
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over raisins in a heat proof bowl. Set aside to plump.
1. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.