Dear SOS: My friend Jane, 94, fondly remembers moist molasses cookies from her childhood called Cry Babies. She thinks they were called that because after tasting them, people always cried for more. She lost the recipe she got from her father, who got it from the cafeteria of the company where he worked between about 1910 and 1920. I would be grateful if you could find the recipe, and so would Jane.
Dear Elisabeth: We found several recipes for Cry Babies, each slightly different. This recipe is from the Web site all recipes.com, modified slightly by the Times Test Kitchen to meet Jane’s specifications. These old-fashioned cookies are delicate, so don’t over-bake them. They’re as fragile as, well, crybabies.