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1 c. sugar
1 c. molasses
1 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 c. raisins
1 c. nuts
4 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. soda dissolved in
1 c. hot coffee

Mix as for butter cake, adding molasses after sugar, then beaten eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and stir in chopped raisins and nuts. Add some of flour mixture to sugar mixture, beat well. Then add coffee and flour mixture alternately.

Drop from spoon onto buttered cookie sheet or in oiled pans, and bake in moderate oven.

For Honey Cookies use recipe for Cry Baby Cookies - only omit the cup of molasses and use 1 cup of honey.

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