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Rolled Molasses Cookies

Rolled Molasses Cookies
By Dale Murphy on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 8:22pm

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. lard
3/4 c. dark molasses
1/4 c. dark syrup
1 tbsp. soda
2 eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
3 1/2 to 4 c. flour

Lard makes a more elastic dough and better texture, but with some experimentation with flour amount, shortening could be substituted.

Heat sugar, lard, molasses, syrup in large saucepan. Bring to rolling boil. Add soda. (this may cause mixture to foam, so make sure pan is large enough.) Cool mixture, stirring occasionally.

When cool, put in mixing bowl and add eggs. Sift together dry ingredients with only 2 cups of the flour. Add to wet mixture, then add remaining flour. Refrigerate before rolling to make sure it is cool. Roll out dough on floured board and cut into favorite cookie shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes
When done, remove from sheet and frost with simple powdered sugar frosting while still warm.

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