Prep 2 hrs
Cook 7 mins
This version of this delicious cookie is quite different than the others already posted. With an old fashioned flavour they will have your kids coming back for more. It's my husband's favorite cookie!
- 4 1⁄2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ginger
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups margarine, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- sugar, for rolling
- Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, raisins and nuts in a bowl. Cream 2 cups sugar, margarine and eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Chill, covered, for 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 325*F.
- Shape the dough into fingersize pieces. Roll in sugar. Arrange on greased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 7 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
I think this may have been the first time I've made cookies EVER, so bearing that in mind.... Growing up, my best friend's mother used to make these - so I had an end product in mind. I thought the mixture was a bit dry for molding into cigars and I ended up refrigerating it overnight (due to laziness/rather than two hours). I used dried cranberries and walnuts and chopped them up too small, texture-wise. But.....everyone LOVED my cookies. I will definitely make them again.
These cookies were very good. Taste like IGA's store bought kirt