These molasses cookies were the traditional Wood family (our dad’s mom’s) cookie, made with one pint of lard and rolled out and cut with a round cookie cutter. Our mother, Ruth, adapted the recipe to make it easier and healthier. She used half the nuts and raisins the original recipe called for and also used oleo or oil, but butter tastes better. Our dad always thought they tasted just like his mom’s.
– Sr. Vice President of Government Relations Don Wood’s sister Barbara Wood Peterson