Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Molasses, Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies

I love these cookies. They take me back to growing up- When I was a teenager I lived in a tiny little town and had very few friends (read: 1, until a year before I moved away and then I had 2...), anyway, Gwen was my one friend and her family had a ranch. I would spend alot of time up there- they totally took me in and adopted me, it was great. Gwen's mom had this recipe- so if we ever wanted to make cookies, this was it.

Molasses, Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies

Mix thoroughly:
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/3 c. molasses
Sift together and then stir into shorten/sugar mixture:
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
Then stir in:
2 c. rolled oats
1 c. rainsins

Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes (no longer than that) at 400˚. These cookies are kind of chewy and very hearty.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Naomi has been helping me cook alot- it's amazing how she pays attention and mimics me. Girls and boys are so different!

1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Mix butter, sugar and eggs add dry ingredients. Roll into balls the size of small walnuts. Roll the balls into a mixture of 2 TB. sugar and2 tsp. cinnamon. Place about 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Do not over bake. They won't brown much.


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