Sunday, February 10, 2013

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

This is another recipe from that really old cookbook I have that
doesn't give exact measurements on the flour amount.
These are thick , soft  cookies with the occasional crack in
them like the old days.

Beat in Lg. bowl;
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 cup molasses
4 tsp.s  soda
2 tsp.s  ginger
2 tsp.s  cinnamon
1/2 ground cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
Alternate into batter;
2 cups flour
1 cup sour milk ( tsp vinegar to regular milk)
 Add up to 4 cups more  flour to make a soft dough.
 Start with 3 and add more as needed to be able to roll  them out.
 Sprinkle board with flour, roll 1/4 thick and cut out in large circles.
 Sprinkle sugar on tops and bake 5 to 8 mins in 375 mins.

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