Friday, September 12, 2014

Crybaby Cookies



This is another recipe modified by my grandmother. They are best eaten as soon as possible. They give off a very molasses and ginger flavor. 

Recipes makes 2.5 - 3 dozen cookies. 
Calories: About 140 per cookie

Cookie Dough: 
  • 1 cup of raisins and 1 cup of water 
  • 1 cup of room temperature butter 
  • 1 cup of white sugar 
  • 1/2 cup of molasses 
  • 1 egg 
  • 4 cups of flour 
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda. 
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger, cloves and cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt 
Glaze: 
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons of milk - maybe more 
  • 2 tablespoons of room temperature, soft butter 
Directions: 
  • Boil the raisins and 1 cup of water 
  • Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer. Then add the egg and molasses. 
  • Add the flour, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and salt. 
  • Discard the water except for 1/2 cup of it. Add the 1/2 cup of hot water and raisins to the dough and mix it.
  • Spoon the dough onto a cookie sheet. The cookies should rise. 
  • Preheat an oven to 350 and bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes. You can test to see if they are done by putting a toothpick in the middle. If the toothpick comes out clean, that means that the cookies are done. 
  • While the cookies are baking, mix up the glaze ingredients. 
  • When the cookies are finished, spoon the glaze over the cookies, so the glaze melts over them and gives off a "teardrop" effect.