The Professor was in a domestic mood last weekend and since it is the holiday season, he went to his “traditional” source: Balanced Recipes, an aluminum clad(!) collection of recipes from Pillsbury flour, 1933. The SOUR CREAM MOLASSES COOKIES were a big hit in the past, here is his slightly modified version:
The maple syrup lightens them somewhat, they are almost fluffy, versus the old rock-hard ginger cookies that were prominent in the 1950s. Currants work better than raisins as well, they are smaller and not so sweet.