Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mrs feilds molasses raison cookies

   I am tired today. I helped with my friends yard sale and I have come to the conclusion that I love to go to yard sales,but I don't like to be the one selling .I would really like to do is eat cookies! These are some of my favs!
~~~Molasses Raisin Cookies~~~
Yield: 4 dozen

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup salted butter, softened
3/4 cup unsulfered molasses
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) raisins

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a large bowl beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until mixture forms a grainy paste. Scrape sides of bowl, then add molasses and egg. Beat until light and fluffy.
Add the flour mixture and raisins, and blend at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix.
Divide dough in half and shape each half into a roll 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap rolls in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. (I put them in freezer to speed it up.)
Slice cookies 1/2-inch thick and place on ungreased cookie sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 25-27 minutes until cookies are set. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cool surface.
To prepare the icing: Blend sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Using a small spoon or knife, drizzle cookies with icing.
( I make double the frosting and I don't frost them until they are a little cooled)


  1. Oohhh, those cookies look so yummy! I've been tired lately too. I can so relate. I hope you feel rested soon. I'm sure your friend appreciates your help. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Hi Connie! Thank you for sharing your amazing recipe!! I am wishing I had one to go with my coffee this AM.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comment left AND for following, too. Welcome to blogdom!!


  3. Those look super tasty!!!!!!

    I actually like both ends of yard sales!! I'm getting ready for an indoor sale at my daughter's school- only kid stuff is allowed to be sold. So nice to get rid of all the baby and kid stuff we are no longer using!!

  4. Hi Connie-

    Thanks for sharing this recipe I know it will be good. I used to have a Mrs. Fields Cookie Book, but I have no idea what happened to it. I love molasses Yumm0
    My best- Diane

  5. Those cookies look great. By the way, I fixed the blog button for The Polka-Dot Umbrella! Thanks for letting me know that it was broken.

  6. My mom used to make killer molasses cookies when I was a kid, and these look really similar. I need to dig out her old recipe. Thanks for the memory!