Thursday, February 21, 2013


                    A change from the popular oatmeal cookie, this recipe is good and
           has ingredients that are good for you too. Whether  its an after school snack,
           a dessert, or evening snack with a cup of  tea or glass of milk, these cookies will
           "hit-the -spot"  !

                                                        RAISIN MOLASSES GEMS
                   3/4 cup of shortening
                   1 cup of sugar
                   1/4 cup of molasses
                   1 egg
                   2 cups all-purpose flour
                   2 teaspoons baking soda
                   1 teaspoon cinnamon
                   1/2 teaspoon cloves
                   1/2 teaspoon ginger
                   1/4 teaspoon salt
                   1 cup RAISINS

                   Beat shortening  and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses
                   and egg; beat well. Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, & salt.
                   Add the molasses mixture: mix well.  Stir in RAISINS. Cover and
                   refrigerate until  chilled, about 1 hour.
                   Shape into 1 inch balls; roll each in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on
                   greased cookie sheets [ or line with parchment paper.]
                   Bake at 350* oven for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on
                   cookie sheet; transfer to cooling racks.
                   Makes 3 dozen --melt in mouth cookies.

                   Try this recipe. The cookies are really good,  keep and freeze well too.

                  That is all for today friend, this is Jenny


  1. mmmmm....def a cookie that i would not pass us...rather fond of malasses...and cinnamon...

  2. love molasses cookies and the raisins are a bonus!