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Mom's Molasses Cookies

by PamFord Davis  
3/30/2009 / Family

Most moms' have one special dish, something that becomes a favorite to their children and grand children. There is no question my husband delights in being served his mothers chocolate pie! My sister Donnas' corn chowder still gets raves! Our grandson in FL wants granny's' French toast every time he visits us.

There was a wonderful book, movie, and television series titled, "I Remember Mama." It is a classic; treat yourself with a viewing some rainy afternoon! I remember Mom's Molasses cookies! It was a family recipe handed down from my grandmother and resulted in delicious fresh baked snacks to enjoy at home or in the bag lunches for school.

Is it possible to build a story around cookies? I honestly believe it could be expanded to a novel! Mom dropped large servings of the batter from a spoon, on to the cookie sheet. The aroma of spices filled the house and wet our appetites for what was to come! When baked they expanded into a large cookie, most the size of a cup coaster. We rarely waited for the cookies to cool; each nibble into the soft cookie brought instant pleasure!
Do you have children or grandchildren in school? I firmly believe a long day at school is as taxing to them as the 9-5 work day grind at the office. I know many teachers do not agree with my opinions on homework; but I am against it! Do you like to bring work home with you? I understand needing to prepare for exams; but I am against daily assignments. That is enough of my soap box. That just spilled because I remembered the wonderful surprise of Mom's cookies when I walked in the door, after the 4 mile ride home on the school bus. Molasses cookies and cold milk is a match made in heaven!

Many treats have no nutritional value; but molasses is good for you. I have done internet searching and discovered the many benefits of this dark, thick, gooey syrup! Regular use even discourages gray hair! I can testify to that because molasses is included in my daily diet. I avoid coffee and tea because of health reasons. (My family knows how much that hurts!) In the place of these beverages I invented my own concoction; I add a tsp. of molasses to a cup of boiling water and creamer. I was an avid hot tea drinker and this satisfies my cravings. Oh, if only I had one of Mom's cookies to go along with the drink!

Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

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