Chocolate Cookies

Half cup milk.

Half cupful butter.

Half cupful lard.

One cupful of sugar.

Four eggs.

One teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful vanilla.

One-half cup grated chocolate.

Cream the lard, butter and sugar, then add the eggs and cream in, add the milk and mix in thoroughly, add the vanilla and grated chocolate and mix in fully, then add enough flour to make a medium stiff dough, roll out thin and cut with round cutter, bake in moderate oven. If you will wash the tops with milk before baking, they will be nicer.

Raisin Cookies

Four cups flour.

One and one-half cups butter.

One cup sugar.

Six eggs.

Two teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful vanilla.

One cup seedless or sultana raisins. Rub together the sugar and butter until light, add the eggs two at a time, creaming them in, add flavoring and mix, sift the baking powder and flour together, rub the raisins in the flour, then add and mix in thoroughly but lightly, finish same as other cookies. You can leave the raisins out, and wash top with milk and stick the raisins on top.