Russian Rocks

1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 cup butter
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in
    2 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup chopped black walnuts
1 cup raisins

Mix together ingredients. Drop by teaspoonsful on buttered cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until well browned.

These will keep for one month in a cool place.