Great cookies to make and they will keep a long time.
There is a chill in the air and the leaves are turn bright colors. All that is missing is the smell of spice in your house. How about making a batch of soft molasses cookies just perfect for a cup of hot chocolate or spiced apple cider. This is an updated heirloom recipe that I am sharing with you. I have changed the lard to shorting and figured out the baking temperature and baking time. The cookies are filled with raisins and nuts that stay soft after baking. I like to frost some of them and leave the rest unfrosted because the unfrosted ones keep a lot longer. Heirloom cookie recipes usually makes a lot. This recipe makes about 5 dozen. There is nothing yummier then home made molasses cookies on a cold wet day to warm your heart.