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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Janet Groene’s
Stone Print Molasses Cookies

This delightful old recipe makes new sense in the RV era because it’s so easy to  stir up in a saucepan. The dough is then imprinted with anything from the flat bottom of a glass to a carving such as a butter press, Pennsylvania Dutch cookie press or your own design, carved out of a potato.
    Put the kids to work on this one on a rainy day. They’ll have their own ideas on how to imprint these cookies, but any flat surface will do the job. The name comes from the day when the bottom of a stone jar was used.

2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    Put all this in a bowl or bag to mix well. Set aside.
3/4 cup light molasses
1 stick butter, cut up
1 teaspoon baking soda

    Bring molasses to a light boil in a large saucepan. Turn off heat and stir in butter and baking soda.Caution! Molasses will foam up. When butter melts, dump in dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Chill until it’s firm enough to handle, then roll dough into walnut-size balls.
    Press each ball flat with a flat object dipped in coarse sugar (to keep from sticking). Bake about 6 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 3 dozen. 

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