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


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.


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.


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

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