I promised a couple of you I would post the recipe for the Molasses Refrigerator Cookies I made yesterday. So here goes.
They are a little different because of the strong molasses flavor that dominates, but as both of the two individuals who repeatedly dipped their paws in the container of them on my kitchen counter said, "These kinda grow on ya."
MOLASSES REFRIGERATOR COOKIES
3/4 cup butter
1 cup molasses
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter and blend in molasses. Beat in egg. Add flour and baking powder and blend well. Stir in the raisins.
Divide dough roughly in half and shape each half into a roll about 12" long. Roll the "logs" in the chopped nuts trying to coat them evenly. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate about 12 hours or overnight or freeze for approximately 3 hours.
Cut into 1/4" slices and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks and store in an air-tight container.
So give 'em a try and see what you think. Remember molasses is high in iron and will give you the strength to get up and do what needs to be done! (Apologies to Garrison Keillor and Buttermilk Biscuits.)
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