Recipe: Soft Cookies

Place in a Saucepan

  • One cupful of molasses,
  • Six tablespoons of shortening.
  • Bring to a boil and then add
  • One teaspoonful of ginger,
  • One and one-half teaspoonfuls of cinnamon,
  • One-half teaspoon of allspice.
  • Stir to blend and then take from fire and let cool, now add
  • One egg,
  • One cupful of sour milk,
  • One teaspoonful of baking soda.

Beat with a Dover egg-beater to blend and then add sufficient flour to make a soft dough that can be handled, usually about seven cupfuls. Form into balls the size of a walnut and then flatten between the hands. Bake upon a greased and floured inverted baking pan in a moderate oven for about ten minutes.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss