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Victoria Stroink
Added: Thursday, November 6, 2008


2 c. brown sugar
2 c. honey
2 c. light molasses
2 c. sour cream
2 tbsp. shortening
2 tbsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. cloves
1/2 c. diced orange peel
1/2 c. lemon peel
1/2 c. citron peel
1 c. slivered almonds
10 c. flour

Warm brown sugar, honey, molasses and shortening. Cool. Mix sour cream and baking soda, let stand awhile. Then add to cooled molasses mixture. Add rest of ingredients to make dough. Let rest overnight in a cool place. Roll out 1/4 inch thick, using a round cutter or small glass to cut out. Dough is sticky. Do not add extra flour, just use enough for rolling out. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Frost with powdered sugar frosting, use half water and half lemon juice. Store in airtight container, will keep several months. Improves with age.




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