Thursday, December 6, 2018

Cardamom Molasses Christmas Cookies (1950)

  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 pound shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups black molasses
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 3 lbs flour (or more)
  • 1 lemon rind, grated
  • 1 nutmeg, grated
  • 2 oz cardamom
  • 1-1/2 oz anise
Cream butter, shortening, and sugar; add eggs, molasses, then dry ingredients. Allow to stand in refrigerator for two days, to allow spice to go through. 

Roll out on floured board and cut with fancy Christmas cutters. Bake on cookie sheets in hot oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Place in air-tight containers until ready to serve. Yields several hundred.

More "Lost" Recipes from "Charleston Receipts"
Brown Sugar Brownies (1950)
Southern Shrimp Curry (1950)

(Origin - "Charleston Receipts" collected by The Junior League of Charleston, South Carolina, 1950. "American's Oldest Junior League Cookbook in Print." This recipe was by Mrs. William McG. Morrison.)

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