Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesdays Treasures

It's Tuesday again so time to share a treasure ,our hostess for this event is Melody of The house on the side of the Hill  . As I was baking cookies yesterday I thought , hmm , this will be my treasure for this week  Moose Hunters , one of my all time favorite cookies and I think the reason is they remind me of my childhood when sweet Mom made us these cookies , the recipe is not quite the same but basically the same taste . I have to tell you  though , we called Mom's," Russian Rocks"  by the second day as they would get quite hard , not sure why we called them Russian but we did and they were the best dunkers ever .
 You are probably saying , Russian Rocks is a strange name but so is Moose Hunters , well this recipe is from an old cookbook I bought way back in the 70's in Ingonish Cape Breton " From the Highlands and the Sea",  , anyway that is the name they gave these thick molasses cookies and I assume the name is a result of the women in the area making these cookies for their husbands to take along while out hunting Moose , there are plenty of Moose in that area so that kind of makes sense to me but hey I could be all wrong . At any rate I love them and if you have any desire to try them out here is the recipe .

                                                             Moose Hunters
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup melted butter or shortening
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup milk with 2 teaspoons of baking soda added
1 egg
1 teaspoon ginger
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour ( I used more as the dough was quite wet )
Pour melted butter over sugar and add molasses . Then add the milk with baking soda added , then your beaten egg and your sifted dry ingredients . Roll out thick and cut with your favorite cutter and bake at 375 F.  until golden brown and Enjoy!
I hope your Tuesday is filled with Treasures and if you care to see what others are sharing be sure to visit with Melody  and better still share a treasure as well. Thanks for stopping by, there is tea made and cookies to share so sit down and enjoy.
hugs Sheila


  1. family recipes are always the best.... thanks for sharing the recipe

  2. I just might give them a try for my hunters, sew far they have only hunted deer and fowl. They have been thinking about going in on the moose draw. But they all love thier coffee and I think they just might enjoy your cookies as well ..... thanks for the recipe
    in stitches

  3. Those cookies sound good to me...I love a cookie that I can enjoy with my tea. I'm a dunker! :o) Thanks for sharing.



  4. I have made very similar...lovely. I don't bake as a rule now; I'll eat it...lol.

  5. thank you for sharing the recipie...

  6. These look like the cookies an old lady across the street made and always brought over for me I called her grandma, I used to go over to her house and help her with small chores, those were such sweet wonderful years.

  7. They sound quite yummy! Might have to give them a try.

  8. What fun names for these cookies. My DH is a dunker. There are so many foods that trigger childhood memories for me too.

  9. Oh yumm. I was thinking i'd email you for the recipe but there you'd already added it. :) Must give these a try. Hugs,

  10. Oh yum, these sound delicious.

  11. Food that invokes memories always seem to taste better for some reason. Thanks for sharing. They look delish and I love a good dunk.

  12. What a great name for cookies. Russian rocks is a good name too. Thanks for the recipe. It seems they would be very sustaining while out moose hunting.