1 -teacup molasses or black
7 oz Light brown sugar
9 tb Cocoa powder
10 oz Butter or margarine;
1 ts Vanilla
1 lb Plain flour (approximately)
Preheat the oven to 400F. Mix all of the ingredients together, except for
the flour. Add the flour slowly to the rest of the mixture until it
reaches the right consistency to roll out. The dough should be quite soft.
(You may find it easier to knead it with your hands.) Roll out on a floured
surface to a thickness of about 1/4 inch and cut into decorative shapes
with small cookie cutters, a sharp knife or the rim of a glass. Place on a
greased baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 8 minutes. Remove from
the oven while they are still soft and cool on a rack, then pack into
crocks or jars.
The authors note that the Pennsylvania Dutch settlers made these at
Thanksgiving and stored them in a stoneware crock until Christmas. The
cookies can be made at any time, but allowed to age for 4-6 weeks. They can
be used as a substitute for graham crackers for a pie crust.
from Edible Gifts by Claire Clifton and Martina Nicolls typed by Tiffany
Hall-Graham From: Tiffany Hall-Graham Date: 05 Mar 95
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #258
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 18:29:37 -0500
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