Friday, August 10, 2007

Lumberjack Cookies ..... It is Flashback Friday to the days of a visit to Grandma and Grandpa Myers. The recipe made famous by my mother-in-law.

Lumberjack Cookies
My mother-in-law always had a batch of these cookies on hand for the grandchildren. When ever she made "goody packages" for the children, these cookies were included. Grandma used this recipe all year long. She could decorate these cookies for a season or serve them plain.
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup dark molasses
2 eggs
4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs. unbeaten, and molasses. Mix well. Add dry ingredients. Put 1/4 sugar in a bowl. Dip fingers in sugar and pinch off dough the size of a walnut. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees, 12 to 15 minutes. Dough will keep in refrigerator.

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