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Grandma Barnes' Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pat Moore

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cupful of butter and lard mixed(I used oleo)
1 cupful of sugar
1 cupful of sorghum molasses (I used Brer's rabbit - I have had to use half dark and light)
cup of boiling water
2 eggs use yolks save whites for frosting
4 cupfuls of Bread Flour, measure before sifting(Eastern States flour is very nice to use)
2 teaspoons of Soda
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Ginger

Directions:
Directions:
Melt shortening, add sugar, molasses and water, blend well and add beaten eggs. Sift 2 times flour, soda, salt, and spices and mix all together. Makes a soft dough chill well. Use as little flour as possible to roll about inch.

(I use Brer Rabbit Molasses or another brand similar. I have never had sorghum molasses to use...but half molasses & honey will make that if you want to try. Those that you had last I made them so they could chill while I was doing dishes, and you don't have to use but very little flour. You don't want them to bake but a few minutes. (let me know how you make out I'll make you some when I come down.) ( I will try half molasses & honey to make sorghum molasses I just found that in the paper. I have had to use what I had many times. THese cookies should win a prize...but never did.)

For Frosting Between 2 Cookies:
Add ⅛ teaspoon each of salt & Cream of tarter to 2 egg whites beat until frothy. Boil 2 cups granulated sugar or 1 cups of sugar will do until syrup spins a thread. Pour slowly over stiffly beaten egg whites and beat until thick.. add flavoring 1 teaspoon vanilla or your choice...start frosting the cookies when they come from oven or wait till cold. Make frosting while baking the first batch of cookies.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my grandmother's recipe I do not have an oven setting or time because these cookies were always baked in a woodburning oven. I would imagine in today's oven the temp will probably be 350 degrees. I typed in in the same way it was given to me for your entertainment. THe cookies were soft and I believe that they should cook for around 10 minutes.

 

 

 

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