65 Soft Molasses Cookies
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crisco melted
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup sour ceam
  • 4 cups pastry flour
  • 1 Teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cold water
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mix together molasses, sugar & crisco.
  2. Add spices, salt then baking soda dissolved in one tablespoon cold water.
  3. Add eggs, then raisin then sour milk.
  4. Last stir in the flour sifted along with baking powder.
  5. Drop.
  6. Bake 10-15 minutes.
  7. All measurements level teaspoons/tablespoons. All these cookies baked in a moderate oven 350 degrees.
  8. About 2" space should be allowed on each pan for cookies to spread.
  9. Let cookies stand in pan a minute before removing on board to cool.
  10. Do not pile or put in jars until quite cold.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Why 65? Perhaps it is the yield of the recipe? I always get more, I make my cookies smaller, bake them a bit less. Makes more cookies and I can eat 2 or 3 without guilt! Recipe from October 1927 Good Housekeeping.