Home recipes: nanny's molasses cookies

Yield: 4 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Shortening
1 cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Fancy molasses
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ginger
1 teaspoon Connamon
1 teaspoon Ground allspice
1 teaspoon Nutmet
3½ cup All-purpose flour
½ cup Milk

Cream together shortening with sugar. Mix in molasses, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Mix in one-thrid of the flour; mix in half of the milk. Repeat once. Mix in remaining flour.

Form into ball. Refrigerate dough for 4 hours.

On floured surface, roll out half of the dough to ¼-inch thickness; cut into 2-½ inch rounds. Repeat with remaining dough.

Transfer to greased baking sheets; bake in 350F 180C oven for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. (Can be stored in airtight container for up to 1 week.) Source: Canadian Living magazine [Jul 95] Originator: jude billard, Grand Bruit, Newfoundland, Canada Per Cookie: about 105 calories, 1 g protein, 4 g fat, 16 g carbohydrate

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