Aunt Sally Cookies

Aunt Sally Cookies

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  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    17 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  knowell

“Just like the ones we bought when I was a child.”

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Original recipe yields 6 dozen



  1. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup white sugar and shortening until smooth. Stir in the egg yolks and molasses. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the molasses mixture alternately with the sour milk. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into rectangular shapes (I like to use a Spam can). Place cookies 1 inch apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.
  4. To make the frosting, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, vinegar, water and marshmallows. Mix well and place over a pot of simmering water. when the marshmallows have melted, stir in the egg whites. Remove from heat and beat with an electric mixer for 7 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and confectioners' sugar until well blended. Frost cooled cookies.

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Really good recipe. It's a very soft gingerbread kinda cookie. The taste may come of strong to others so what you can do is reduce amount of ginger or cut down on the molasses (maybe 3/4 cup?). If you decide to go on with the orginal recipe, make sure you put a thick layer of marshmallow frosting so that the sweetness of the marshmallow cuts through the gingery taste of the cookie. Really good cookie!! Very soft and that marshmallow frosting is a nice touch!

Just Plain B

Just Plain B

We used to buy these when I was a kid. They came in a package that was red, covered with clear plastic. The absolute best with a glass of cold milk. This is comfort food!! I have made 4 batches of them, and they are just like what we used to get. But, they are better as they are fresh, not off the grocery store shelf. I have not been able to find them in a store for years.



Awesome. Enough said.

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Amount Per Serving (72 total)

  • Calories
  • 146 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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