Another way to use up that milk once it turns. The result is a pillowy soft cake-like cookie with a delicate molasses and spice flavor. If milk never turns at your house, the you can make your own by placing a tablespoon of vinegar in a measuring cup and filling to level with milk. Let that sit for 10 minutes and you have soured milk.
- Beat together the sugar and shortening until the sugar crystals have begun to break down, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and molasses until just combined.
- In a smaller bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves.
- Mix the dry mix and sour milk into the wet bowl in alternating thirds. Fold in raisins, if using.
- Chill the dough for two hours or more.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 11 minutes.
- Remove from oven an place on a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool and dust with powdered sugar.
- Note: For best results allow your baking sheet to fully cool before using between batches.