Lassy Mogs

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Recipe by havent the slightest

In an earlier era in Atlantic Canada, the “lassy mog” was a classic home-baked treat. Its charming name is derived from the local dialect for the region’s widely used sweetener, molasses (”lassy”) and a small, low-rising cake (”mog”).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Starting with slightly cold butter, cream together butter with sugar.
  2. Mix in the molasses and then the egg.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients and mix into the butter mixture in two parts, mixing until flour just incorporated.
  4. Stir in dates, raisins and pecans just until incorporated.
  5. Place the dough into the fridge and preheat oven to 350°F
  6. While waiting for oven to pre-heat, line two cookie sheets.
  7. Once the oven has pre-heated, scoop out dough with an ice cream scoop and press down slightly with a flat bottomed glass, slightly moistened.
  8. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes one sheet at a time. Cookies will be slightly underdone. Cool completely on baking sheets.

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