Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well.
Sift flour, measure, and add salt, baking powder, soda, and the spices. Stir into creamed mixture.
Add milk gradually, beating after each addition. Add nut meats and raisins. Blend well.
Drop by teaspoonsful about 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes in a preheated 350° oven.