Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lots of snow ! Good day to bake - Birds Molasses Cookies

Snicker doodles and chocolate chips. Try to get three types done - we will see.
Birds Molasses Cookies were the ones Patty let me get into her cookie swap with.  Very high standards, she wouldn't let me in unless they did a taste test ! Made these with Bird (Joan) and Cindy Buddenhagen.  Nearly lost the 30  year old scrap of paper I have the recipe written on so I will document here:

Birds Molasses Cookies  375 F 10-12 minutes
3/4 c shortening ( like crisco)
1 c white sugar
1 egg
1/4 c molasses
2 c flour
2 t soda
1/4 t salt
1 t cinnamon
3/4/t cloves
3/4 t ginger
small bowl with 1/4c white sugar
Mix All but small bowl of extra sugar till crumbly
make balls ( 1inchish)
roll in bowl with sugar to coat
put on sheet
Bake 8-9 minutes, remove sheet from oven. Press thumb into
cookie to make depression. Fill with Jam. Bake 2-3 more
Alternate - can omit the press and jam step and make plain.

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