04 March 2010

Gram's Gob Recipe

My grandmother recently mailed me her gob recipe. Hands down, my Gram's are better than Yost's, your neighbor's, your mother's, or even your grandmother's. As a public service, I'm sharing this jewel.

Gram's Gobs

Cookies

Cream together
  • 2 cups sugar,
  • ½ cup crisco,
  • 2 eggs, and
  • 1 cup sour cream.
Then add 1 cup boiling water. Sift and add to the above
  • 4 cups flour,
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda,
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder,
  • ½ teaspoon salt, and
  • ½ cup cocoa.
Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° Fahrenheit for exactly 5 minutes. Remove from the sheet at once.

Filling

First, mix together
  • 5 tablespoons flour and
  • 1 cup milk.
Cook the mixture until very thick and then let it cool. Separately, use a mixer to mix until light and fluffy
  • 1 cup crisco or oleo,
  • 1 cup powdered sugar,
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, and
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Add the first mixture to the second mixture and mix well.

Assembly

Spread the filling between two cookies wrapping each one separately. Gram adds...

2 comments:

Alysia said...

Our grandmas have the same recipe! Sweet!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to have found this -- I grew up "taste-testing" my grandma's gobs, and have never found anything even remotely like them. Commercial products just don't even come close! And reading up on the history makes me want to keep the tradition going. Good 'ole Johnstown, PA -- I never lived there, but my dad grew up in Johnstown. Can't wait to tell him I found this recipe. Thank you!

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