Chuckwagon Cookies

Ingredients

  • 7 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup rum or rum flavoring
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups molasses or sorghum
  • 1 cup lard or shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar or granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Sift together flour, salt and spices. Set aside for a while.
  2. Add baking soda to the sorghum or molasses.
  3. Cream shortening and sugar in a large crock or bowl. Add water, molasses and rum and cream thoroughly. Add dry ingredients. Stir until mixed well. Roll with a little flour as can be handled or put in refrigerator overnight.
  4. Roll 1/4 inch thick and cut with a 4-inch or larger cookie cutter.
  5. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Will keep for months and improve with age.

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