1 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon salt
11/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs 1 cup chopped nut meat, hickory or English walnut
1 teaspoon soda
11/2 tablespoons hot water 1/2 cup currants
31/4 cups flour 1/2 cup raisins, seeded and chopped
Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, and eggs well beaten. Add soda dissolved in hot water, and one-half the flour mixed and sifted with salt and cinnamon; then add nut meat, fruit, and remaining flour. Drop by spoonfuls one inch apart on a buttered sheet, and bake in a moderate oven.