3 / 4 cup shortening (I use brick margarine)
1 cup white sugar
1 /4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 / 2 tsp cloves
1 / 2 tsp ginger
1 / 4 tsp salt
1 cup raisins (generous)
Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and egg. Mix well.
Combine flour, baking soda & spices. Add to creamed mixture. Mix well
Add raisins; stir in by hand
Chill for at least 1 hour (I have left it in the fridge for 24 + hours)
Shape into 1 " balls (or smaller if you wish a smaller cookie).
Roll in granulated (white ) sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Flatten with a fork when you take them out of the oven.
Clare’s Recipe for Pecan Cookies
1 Butter Pecan cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all 3 ingredients together.
If desired , add 1/2 cup of crushed pecans.
Drop the dough by teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
You may wish to use chocolate or vanilla cake mix and add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, nuts, dried cranberries or raisins.
Editor’s Note: I read the recipes twice but there is definitely no mention of adding any form of alcohol. Pity, that.