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Christmas Cookies I

Christmas Cookies I

Margaret Wehling

My husband grew up with this Christmas cookie. These cookies freeze well, and will keep a long time.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 177 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Boil molasses and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Let the syrup cool.
  2. Grind nuts, raisins, currants and citron, and blend together with the butter or lard in a large bowl. Add the cooled syrup. Mix in the spices, anise oil, eggs, salt, and the sour milk. Mix in soda and flour. Rest the dough in the refrigerator for several days.
  3. The dough can be rolled out and cut, or shaped into rolls and sliced. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
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Reviews

JABERNAT
7
12/3/2003

When I first looked at this recipe, I thought it was too complicated. But, they are delicious, and sort of an old-world taste. If they seem to daunting, try halving the recipe, but try them

GIMLEY
5
12/16/2003

I found these cookies time-consuming to make. My family didn't enjoy them at all.

EMERALDZ66
3
12/9/2004

This recipe was time consuming, but i found it worth it. If you like more of an "old fashion cookie" then i think you'll enjoy them too.