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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup raisins
1 cup water
3/4 cup butter
1½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2½ cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup nuts

Put the raisins and water in a small sauce pan, and cook over low heat for 20 min. Drain and save liquid.

Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in reserved liquid.

Add the raisins and mix.

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Blend well.

Add the oatmeal and nuts. Mix well.

Bake 375° for 8-10 minutes.