Mom's Cry Baby Cookies

Kathie Carr


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 vote

48 cookies
10 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
    crisco or butter
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
  • 1 large
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 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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About Mom's Cry Baby Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies

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