Cry Baby Cookies


1/3 cup butter, softened

1 cup white or raw sugar

1 cup molasses

4 cups all-purpose flour

2    tsp  baking soda

1    tsp  salt

1    tsp  ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground clove

1 cup milk


4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)

Lightly grease cookie sheets

In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.. Stir in the molasses. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices; stir into molasses mixture alternately with the milk. If using chips and raisins, mix them in now.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 10-15 minutes. (Watch for burning.) Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for five minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

This is a drop cookie. Makes about 60 cookies

Throughly cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses, egg, salt, spices, and beat until blended. Stir together water, and soda add to first mixture

Stir in flour and drop from spoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 350 deg. F. 10-15 minutes

NOTE: measure 7/8 of a cup by filling a liquid measuring cup slightly below the 1 cup level.