My husband grew up with this Christmas cookie. These cookies freeze well, and will keep a long time.

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Ingredients

144
Original recipe yields 144 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Boil molasses and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Let the syrup cool.

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  • Grind nuts, raisins, currants and citron, and blend together with the butter or lard in a large bowl. Add the cooled syrup. Mix in the spices, anise oil, eggs, salt, and the sour milk. Mix in soda and flour. Rest the dough in the refrigerator for several days.

  • The dough can be rolled out and cut, or shaped into rolls and sliced. Place on greased cookie sheets.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; 4.8 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 73 mg sodium. 32.2 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
When I first looked at this recipe I thought it was too complicated. But they are delicious and sort of an old-world taste. If they seem to daunting try halving the recipe but try them Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2007
needs work! try it if you want to but trust me your not going to like it Read More
(29)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
When I first looked at this recipe I thought it was too complicated. But they are delicious and sort of an old-world taste. If they seem to daunting try halving the recipe but try them Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2007
needs work! try it if you want to but trust me your not going to like it Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
When I first looked at this recipe I thought it was too complicated. But they are delicious and sort of an old-world taste. If they seem to daunting try halving the recipe but try them Read More
(7)
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Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2003
I found these cookies time-consuming to make. My family didn't enjoy them at all. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2004
This recipe was time consuming but i found it worth it. If you like more of an "old fashion cookie" then i think you'll enjoy them too. Read More
(3)