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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.

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  • 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.

  • 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

162 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 28.1g; fat 5.7g; cholesterol 3.8mg; sodium 116.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
The chocolate chips are a tasty surprise in this molasses cookie. Real easy to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2009
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 to actually give these to her. They were overwhelmingly molasses-tasting. I even double checked my ingredients but this recipe just didn't work for me. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2003
The chocolate chips are a tasty surprise in this molasses cookie. Real easy to make. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
I know where the name came from. My children turned into crybabies when they ate them all! Had to make some more! Thanks!:-))))) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
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 good very easy and has a wonderful flavor. Thanks for sharing! I will be making this again and again. My husband thanks you also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2004
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 them with whole wheat flour and 'I can't believe it's not butter-light' tub vs. stick butter. We also use black strap molasses. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2003
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 possibly due to no egg??? wasn't a huge fan of the puffiness overall a great cookie recommended. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
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 is this right? Chocolate chips? Hmmm..." But they turned out great. Almost like mini spice cakes w/ chocolate. The only advice I'd give is: Don't attempt to double-batch them in a standard Kitchen-Aid mixer. (My cup runneth over!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2004
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 chips?? Seemed like a lot. So I added some oatmeal to take up some of the space. Now I see there are 5 reviews and others survived without adding any egg. The batch I made also came out puffy but at least they didn't run into each other on the cookie sheet. I'm waiting for someone else to taste them though. I am having a hard time getting past the anticipation of the mixture of molasses and chocolate flavors but wanted to try a new cookie recipe to add to my collection. I'm pretty sure the cookie monsters in this house will like them though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2007
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 appreciate very mixed flavors didn't..So i guess that's about what you're looking for.Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
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 because I didn't have any. I also didn't have any ground ginger so I used juice from fresh ginger. I also only used 3 cups of chocolate chips. The family loved it even my husband who rarely wants any cookie unless it is a chocolate chip cookie. He said that if he had had a glass of milk (which we were out of) he would hardly have noticed it wasn't a regular chocolate chip cookie. I loved having something different for a change so it was a win-win. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2009
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 to actually give these to her. They were overwhelmingly molasses-tasting. I even double checked my ingredients but this recipe just didn't work for me. Read More
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