This is a recipe from the family Koher cookbook. My great grandmother Hattie Mae Koher made this family favorite and my mother followed tradition and made them for us all the time when we were kids. They were my favorite! Grandma Mae was born in 1893 in Bremer Washington. Grandma Mae loved to flower and vegetable garden. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Garden club and the Ladies Aide of the Randle, Wa. United Methodist church. She was an active community member who also liked to quilt, embroider, crochet, knit and apparently gave much away to those in need according to the family history. I appreciate so much that our older generations have taken the time to collect these recipes and create a family book to share.
- 3/4 cup shortening or margarine
- 1 egg
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 cups flour
- 2tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 cup raisins
- Beat together the following ingredients until creamy:
- shortening,eggs, brown sugar and molasses.
- Sift the flour , soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves into the shortening mixture. Next, add the raisins. Stir until well mixed. Pat and press into a greased 9x13 pan.
- Bake 350 degrees for 2o minutes.
- Be careful not to overbake! Yield: serves 10