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"Mysterious" Wine Drop Cookies (Xmas)

Author/Submitted by: Christmas Memories Cookbook, Lawrence Kellie
Servings: 8
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts / Low-Fat/Low-Cal

2/3  cup  Shortening
1  cup  Packed brown sugar
1    Egg
4  cups  Flour
2  teaspoons  Baking soda
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon
1  teaspoon  Ginger, ground
1  teaspoon  Ground cloves
1  cup  Molasses
1  cup  Milk, or sour milk
3/4  cup  Raisins, optional
    Confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream well the shortening, sugar, and egg in food processor or mixer. In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl combine milk and molasses. Add flour and milk mixture. Add raisins. Drop by spoonsful onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes. While still warm from oven, dust with confectioners' sugar.

A hundred-year-old recipe with a unanswered question: Who drank the wine?

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