(This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. She got the recipe from her mother. This was a family favorite during the holiday season. You will notice that the quantities are huge as the recipe makes quite a few dozen of cookies. They would place them down in a big can and they stayed moist & fresh for many days.)


1 qt. Sugar 3 T soda

1 qt. Molasses 3 T. cinnamon

1 qt. Lard 3 T. salt

1 qt. Buttermilk 3 T. allspice

1 qt. Nuts 1 qt. raisins


Mix all ingredients togther and refrigerator overnight or longer. Before baking add 6 lb. flour.


Drop by rounded teaspoon on to greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 9 11 min. at 350 degrees.