1930s Molasses Crinkles Cookies
With the state of our current provincial financial situation, it is easy to think back to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. In fact, Barry and I in the evenings have been watching The Waltons, a series depicting that era.
However, I’ve also been reading a book by Barry Broadfoot titled, “Ten Lost Years 1929-1939”. This is a book of memories collected from hundreds of Canadians who themselves survived the Depression.
It is hard to read and realize that families would eat only 2-3 times a week. Yes, a week. Not 2-3 meals a day like many of us can do today. Even in our own tough financial situations, keeping food on the table is high priority in our home.
Memories of hard times do get passed down to family members who never experienced it first hand, such as my husband. Both his parents lived as children through the Great Depression. So, later on in life, it was vitally important for them to keep food in their home. Because, they knew about being hungry. As a direct result of that same teaching being instilled in Barry, when we face tight financial times, one of the last areas that gets trimmed in our home is the food budget. Barry will cut out us having showers, washing clothes, or hair cuts, but grocery shopping is still top priority.
The Occasional Treat
Treats and sweets, quite often became just that, during the Great Depression, a treat.
But when food supplies would permit, it was good to make the occasional treat for the family. A special treat would bring EMPOWERMENT towards a HOPE and a FUTURE in their lives. A special treat to make life worth fighting through.
So, today, let’s enjoy this 1930s Molasses Crinckles Cookies. Rich in the taste of molasses and spices, it brought flavor and a smile to many a child’s face during a difficult time in history..
These 1930s Molasses Crinkles Cookies are a great dunking cookie too. So whether you enjoy cookies with milk, tea, coffee or even a cup of hot cocoa, dunk away. These cookies although soft when first out of the oven, once cooled, they tend to become a snap cookie. Which is why they make superb dunking cookies!
When baking your cookies, always remember to check them at the minimum baking time. Cookies can quickly burn or over bake. When the cookies are baked, remove immediately from the baking tray with a wide spatula. Place them on a wire rack to cool. Do not overlap the cookies or they may stick together as they cool.
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