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Cry Babies II

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"Don't know where the name came from but the cookies are delicious. Store for a couple days to let the flavors of the spices build."
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1 h servings 162
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the molasses mixture alternately with the milk. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips and raisins. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 162 calories; 5.7 28.1 1.9 4 117 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

The chocolate chips are a tasty surprise in this molasses cookie. Real easy to make.

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My boyfriend and I did not take to these cookies. Initially I made these for my boyfriends sister, who absolutely loves her grandmothers cry baby cookies, but I honestly couldn't bring myself t...

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The chocolate chips are a tasty surprise in this molasses cookie. Real easy to make.

I know where the name came from. My children turned into crybabies when they ate them all! Had to make some more! Thanks! :-)))))

I was apprehensive about the ingredients in this recipe. No egg for one, lots of molasses, and the looks were not that appealing as I was mixing up the dough. Glad that I made it as it is very...

This recipe is great! My sister and I made it and were a little skeptical about using so much molasses and choc chips, but were pleasantly surprised. To make them a little healthier, we make t...

You know, I was really surprised by the combination of ingredients as opposed to how good these tasted. I read the reviews and they sounded like a winner, but I started making them and said "Oh,...

I thought these were an excellent flavor, i loved em, the combination of everything was great, got a few mixed reviews from others though. one thing, they turned out puffy and cake-like, possibl...

This is a keeper. I was looking for a recipe that called for a lot of molasses since I had a lot to use up and was happy to find this, especially when I realized that it didn't call for eggs be...

Very rich cookies ,i should agree with the others who say they don't look promising at all during preps, but a pleasant surprise once baked. I actually liked them; my husband who doesn't apprec...

When I copied this recipe, there was only 1 review. No eggs?? I couldn't believe it. I figured they'd run off the cookie sheet without at least 1 egg, so I added an egg. FOUR cups of chocolate...