How to make it

  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • Whisk the melted butter and brown sugar together in another medium bowl until just combined. Add the whole egg, egg yolk, and molasses and whisk thoroughly. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the molasses mixture until combined. Stir in the raisins. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a rubber spatula, divide the dough in half and place both halves on the lined baking sheet, 4 inches apart. Shape each half into a log that measures 14 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 2 inches high. Brush the logs with the beaten egg white.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, until the tops of the logs have browned and spring back when touched. Set the pan on a cooling rack and cool for 15 minutes. Transfer the logs to a cutting board. With a sharp chef's knife or serrated bread knife, cut the logs crosswise into cookies about 2 inches thick. When the cookies have completely cooled, dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

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  • peetabear 12 years ago
    I was looking for my recipe over the holidays and could NOT find it.. thank you I will give this one a try
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    " It was excellent "
    elle ate it and said...
    I could swear I commented here earlier...oh well. I just made these over the weekend, and they are FABULOUS. We all love them, 4 kids included. I doubled the recipe with no problems, and using half white and half whole wheat flour. I also plumped the raisins in hot water for about 5 minutes before adding to the dough. SO good. And *just* like the ones I remember having as a kid.

    Be sure to space the logs a good distance apart on the baking sheet, they really spread out during baking.

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
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  • thepiggs 13 years ago
    This used to be one of my most favorite cookies, way back when.
    I lost the recipe so I'm happy to find it here.
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