mom's cry baby cookies

★★★★★ 1
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By Kathie Carr
from North Liberty, IN

This is an old recipe that my Mom frequently used. It makes a big batch of spicy cookies with raisins, and walnuts. The big batch never lasted long!

★★★★★ 1
serves 48 cookies
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For mom's cry baby cookies

  • 1 c
    crisco or butter
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
    molasses
  • 1 lg
    egg
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 3/4 c
    plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 3 tsp
    baking soda
  • 5 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    raisins, optional
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts, optional

How To Make mom's cry baby cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. Set aside. Throughly cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses, egg, salt, spices, and beat until blended. Stir together water and soda and add to first mixture. Stir in flour and raisins and nuts if using. Drop from a teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 350 degress for 10-15 minutes.
  • 2
    These can be served plain or iced with a simple vanilla frosting.

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