Hungry for my favorite treat I asked all the ladies who volunteered at the Gate Coffeehouse about their cookie recipes. Everyone had a favored molasses cookie recipe. All were good—some exceptional. But, none matched those of Todd’s mother. With the rift being so severe, I didn’t dare call his house, ask for his mother, and beg for the recipe. My hand did drift near the phone once in a while, but I didn’t call.
It’s been decades. But every time I visit Portland, it’s inevitable that I’ll think about those cookies. Losing a good friend is always hard, but losing a great molasses cookie. That’s tragic.
But as they say in Yiddish: Azoy vert dos kichel tzekrochen! (That’s how the cookie crumbles!)
6 Replies to “Molasses Cookies”
A bitter sweet story; I sure was hoping for a nice recipe, too.
I do Christmas fruitcake, Easter Poppyseed bread, and a few other family recipes, but I have never had any luck finding a good molasses spice recipe. If I had it I’d share it. You don’t by any chance have one? Do you?
Mmmmh, one of the ladies at my church shared a recipe “Molasses Crinkle Cookies” for our church’s heirloom recipe book, but I have never tried it. Maybe I will get back to you on this one; thank you for the inspiration!
I love molasses anything! I have several recipes, but not a spicy one. Sorry, Lou… you are making me hungry here. Were they soft or hard cookies, by the way?
They were soft and just a bit chewy; slobber!
such is life! there’s loss and then there’s LOSS!
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