Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

These cookies are from 1937. They have been in my "special" cook-book for years, but I don't know where it came from. They are really good..the true old-fashioned kind! I usually get about 3 doz., but that depends on how big of a spoon you use to drop them on the cookie-sheet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortning, sugar, molasses and eggs together.
  2. In a seperate bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt and.
  3. soda together.
  4. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  5. Alternately add flour mixture and coffee, beating well after each addition.
  6. Drop from a teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven (350 F) until done, about 7-10 minute.
Most Helpful

This is very much like my grandmother's receipe (she died in 1927) The added nuts are very good.

eleanorgibson January 27, 2016