a monument


Millicent's Molasses Cookies.

Makes 6 dozen.

6 C Flour

1 C Melted butter or Safflower oil

1 C Molasses

1 C Sugar

2 t Cinnamon

1 t each of Cloves, Allspice, Ginger

2 t baking soda dissolved in 1 cup hot water

(Mix the flour incrementally - the dough ends up pretty stiff, so knead in flour if necessary.)

Roll out 1/4" thick

Cook at 350* or until the top 'taps' hard.

They're more like biscuits. Great dipped in milk.


Pittstown NJ

August 14, 2010

Medium: 8 dozen 3" molasses cookies spelling Millicent.

Millicent Mae Kinne Wightman was my grandmother who is the originator of our family staple: the molasses cookie. For the Wightman family reunion, I baked one cookie for each year she was alive and stacked the 96 cookies into an edible monument. Roughly 50 descendents showed up, an exponential outgrowth of my grandmothers industry.

My aunt Irva, is the last of my father's generation - hers taste better than mine.

SECRET RECIPE - scroll to the right.