Search This Blog

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cry Babies

I got this recipe from an old book of Colonial Recipes. I have no idea why they are called Cry Babies. There was no explanation of that.  They are good molasses ginger cookies!


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1 large egg
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup water mixed with 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
small dash salt

Preheat oven to 350
Cream butter and sugar until light. Add molasses and egg; beat until smooth.  In another bowl, stir together flour, soda and ginger. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes.
Makes 5 dozen.

Cool cookies completely. Sift powdered sugar, add dash salt,  add enough water/lemon extract mix to make a thin glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies. 

No comments: