Lep Cookies


1 pint molasses
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 quart walnut meats
4 tablespoons baking soda
3/4 cup melted shortening or butter
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sour cream or buttermilk
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon allspice
2 eggs
8 cups flour (more or less)
1 cup raisins


Mix molasses, baking soda and sour cream together. Add eggs and shortening then sugar. Mix well. Add nuts and raisins. Sift together flour and remaining spices and add to mixture. Roll out and cut or make a small ball and flatten with a glass dipped in flour or sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes depending on size of your cookie.

Note: This makes a large amount of cookies. You may want to cut the recipe in half.