Aunt Mary’s Molasses Cookies

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Submitted by Chris Loos

Aunt Mary's Molasses Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup sour milk*
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions
 

  • Mix shortening, molasses & sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with sour milk. Stir in raisins if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. (*To make 1 cup sour milk for baking, use 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes before using.)