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Aunt Sally's Cookies Recipe

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

Denise Hoppe
Added: Sunday, September 9, 2007


1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. molasses
1 c. sour milk
1 tsp. salt
5 1/2 c. flour
4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in order given. Chill for 1 hour. Turn out onto a floured surface. Roll thin. Use flour sparingly. Cut into desired shapes. (Original shape is to use a spam can.) Bake at 375 for 10 min.

Dissolve 1 pkg. Knox gelatin in 1 cup cold water, place in sauce pan. Add 1 c. sugar - stir to a rolling boil, let simmer 10 min. Remove from heat, put in a mixer bowl, cool slightly and add 1 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, beat until thick. Frost cooled cookies and let set for a couple hours or overnight.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I make these cookies at Christmas using a small gingerbread cutout. I use a small paintbrush to apply the frosting because the frosting is a thin, shiny frosting and it works best. I end up using a little more powdered sugar than called for in the recipe because the frosting seems too thin. If the frosting gets hard while you are using it, you can put it in the microwave to soften it.




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