Spice Drops

Holiday pastry recipes by Chef Ferron


3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. clove

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup molasses

1 beaten egg

1/2 cup shortening (melted)

1 cup seedless raisins

Method of Preparation:

1.In a large bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, clove, ginger, baking soda and salt.

2.Cream together the shortening (melted) and sugar until smooth.

3.Blend in the egg and molasses.

4.Add in the sifted dry ingredients and mix to a stiff dough.

5.Add 1 C. seedless raisins.

6.Form into 1inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar.

7.Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 7-8 minutes at 375 degrees.