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Aunt Sally Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Sally Cookies, by , is from The McElmury Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Diane McElmury
Added: Tuesday, November 27, 2007


1 cup shortening
1 cup molasses or 1 jar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup hot coffee
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cloves
6 cups flour

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together. Chill thoroughly. Roll out and cut with an empty Spam can. Or for Christmas, cut out gingerbread boys and girls. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until done. Cool. To make the frosting, soak the gelatin in the cold water in a heavy saucepan. Add white sugar and stir. Bring to a rolling boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Measure powdered sugar into a bowl. Pour the hot syrup into this and add the baking powder and vanilla. Beat until thick. Frost the cookie bottoms. While still wet, cookies can be decorated with colored sugars, etc.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is made every Christmas. If making the ginger kids, while the frosting is still wet, add their faces, etc.




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