Wednesday, February 06, 2013

#2670 - Brown Sugar Italian Cookies

(by Cousin Cathy [Minier] Ulrich)

4 1/2 cups flour
3 cups Domino's dark brown sugar
4 eggs
1/4 cup Brer Rabbit green label baking molasses
1/2 lb. raisins
1 cup Crisco shortening
1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon

In a saucepan add the raisins--cover them with water, bring to a boil, boil for 5 minutes, then drain the raisins. In a mixer add brown sugar and Crisco--beat. Add eggs--beat. Add molasses--beat. Add water/baking soda mixture--beat. Add allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon--beat. Slowly add flour--beat (continue mixing with a wooden spoon if too thick for the mixer). Add drained raisins--stir until mixed. Drop by teaspoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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