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My mom is deceased and I have inherited her box of recipes. One recipe is called CRY BABY COOKIES, noted 100 years old. Ingred. molasses, egg, melted shortening, cloves, cinn. flour, b.soda, and milk. Some of these recipes are from my grandmother (married 1905), so this could be one of her recipes. Does anyone know where this recipe originated and exactly how old it is.
WOW, what a real treasure trove you have inherited.
Does the Cry Baby Cookies give exact measurements? Sounds yummy!
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I have one similar that was called Darn good cookies and they were like ginger snaps. Mine is from an older aunt of mine that has been gone many years and I am sure was my grandmothers before my aunt had the recipe.
Googled and found .....
Crybaby Cookies 1 cup Butter 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Dark Molasses 1 Egg, slightly beaten 1/4 tsp Salt 1 tsp. Vanilla 2 tsp. Baking Soda 1/2 cup Hot Water 4 1/2 cups Sifted Flour :Mocha Frosting: 2 Tbsp. Melted Butter 4 Tbsp. Hot Coffee 2 tsp. Vanilla 3 cups Powdered Sugar pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Recipe: 1. Cream butter and sugar until light & fluffy. 2. Stir in molasses,egg, salt, and vanilla. 3. Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add alternately with the flour to the butter mixture. 4. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. 5. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes (watch closely). 6. Blend Mocha Frosting ingredients together and spread on HOT cookies.
There is a similar recipe ina 1848 cookbook I have, but it is not called: Cry Baby cookie, just : Soft Molasses Cookie.
My friend who is 89 yrs oldsome times makes the Cry Baby cookies and frosts them with a thin plain vanilla icing.
Maybe they were called Cry Baby cookies only in certain parts of the country (before people moved around so much)
I have never put frosting on them but this sounds good.
Well, except for the milk, those cookie ingredients are pretty close to a recipe I use for peppernuts. Sounds like a good recipe. are you willing to share it?
If you Google: Cry Baby Cookies
you will find find many site with recipes for them.
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