This recipe for Molasses Cookies, by Aunt Esther Wise, is from The Calvey Family Cookbook,
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Aunt Esther Wise Added: Wednesday, October 22, 2008
1 c. packed brown sugar, 2 eggs, 3/4 c. shortening, 3/4 c. molasses, 1 c. sour milk or buttermilk, 3 tsp, baking soda, 1/2 tsp. ginger, 1/2 tsp. cloves, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 4 1/2 c. flour or enough to make stiff dough
Mix sugar and shortening. Add eggs. Add sour milk alternately with dry ingredients. Chill dough in refrigerator. Roll out medium thin and cut with cookie cutter. Sprinkle with flour and bake in moderate oven ( 350º) or lower.
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