Welsh Cakes

This is an old family recipe that my great-grandmother used to make. It's been passed down for a few generations now. They are a family staple at our holiday gatherings. I don't like raisins too much, but for some reason adore these cookies. When we went to Wales a few summers back, they sold these in the stores. Our family was quite excited to see them!

1 egg
½ c. milk
1 ½ c. raisins
3 ½ c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
1 c. shortening
2 tsp nutmeg

Beat eggs with milk, slightly. Add raisins & soak. Sift all dry ingredients together. Work shortening into flour. Mix with hands. Pour milk and raisins over the flour mixture and mix well. Wrap in wax paper and chill for at least 1 hour. Roll out and cut with round cookie cutters (We have one with a kind-of ruffled edge on it). Cook on hot (abt 350 degrees) slightly oiled skillet/griddle. Cook until lightly golden on both sides, but still slightly doughy inside. Sprinkle with sugar after cooked.