Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Aunt Faye's Molasses Apple Cookies

This is another Christmas Cookie Recipe from Aunt Faye.

1/2 C Raisins
1 C Vegetable Shortening
1 1/2 C packed Brown Sugar
1/4 C Molasses
3 Eggs
3 1/2 C Sifted Flour
1.2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Clove
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Allspice
1 C chopped Walnuts
1 C  peeled & finely chopped Apple ( I prefer Jonagold Apples)

Rinse Raisins in Hot Water, dry them

Cream Shortening and Sugar in a stand mixer ( until creamy) This can be mixed for up to five minutes.
Add Molasses
Add Eggs, one at a time

Sift  in a separate bowl:
Baking Soda
Add this mixture to the Shortening mixture.
Mix lightly

Fold in Walnuts  Apples, Raisins

Drop by spoonfuls onto a Parchment Paper lined, or Silpat lined Cookie Sheet. ( I use a cookie scoop)

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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