Sunday, March 28, 2010

Helen's Cookies

These were simply marked "Cookies". There were literally no directions*, though I will write what Helen wrote, and then I will give some basic directions. These are a molasses spice cookie that would be good for afternoon tea or anytime one needs a snack.

Helen's Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. soda in hot water*
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda

Drop from tsp. Add nuts and raisins, if desired.
*My directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together the flour, spices, and salt; set aside. Cream butter and sugar; add egg and molasses and beat well. Add the sour cream, mix thoroughly, then add the baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp. hot water, beat to mix. Beat in flour mixture and mix well. If using raisins and nuts, use 1/2-3/4 cup each and fold in. Drop by tsps. onto lightly greased cookie tins. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove to cooling racks to cool.

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