Soft Molasses Cookies III

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This recipe is at least 175 years old. It has been in my family forever, it just gets handed down from one generation to the next. Makes good gingerbread men.

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2
Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

  • 2 cups dark molasses

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 9 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses slowly, stirring constantly. Mix spices with cream of tartar and add to mixture.

  2. Mix baking soda and buttermilk. Add alternately with the flour to the sugar and spices mixture. You may not need the whole 9 cups of flour but you should end up with a fairly stiff dough. Chill dough overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Roll dough out to at least 1/4-inch thick (the thicker the better), using as little flour as possible. Keep dough refrigerated when not rolling and cutting. Cut into cookies and brush with beaten egg. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Alternately, you can form the dough into golf ball size round, roll in white sugar, place on a cookie sheet and then flatten slightly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
7g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 388mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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