from the McLean Estate in Irving, TX

1 cup shortening

1 egg

1 vanilla

1 cup cooked mashed yams

2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Cream shortening, eggs and vanilla then add yams and mix well then stir in dry ingredients and

raisins. Mix well then drop by rounded spoonfuls on greased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool a few minutes on cookie sheet then transfer

to wire rack to cool completely.