Formed: Ox Tongues

posted by baileycat 12-09-102 4:45 AM

Ox Tongues

3/4 cup shortening no substitutions
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses -- like green label Brer Rabbit
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and molasses and mix well. Combine dry ingredients and add them to the shortening mixture. Stir until combined. (sometimes we refrigerate the dough before shaping.)

Roll small portions lengthwise like rope and roll in granulated sugar. The "ropes" should be about 2 inches long, I guess.

Put on a greased pan. Bake 15 minutes @ 375. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. (we have actually done them 12 minutes @350 -- but it all depends on how big they are and how soft you like them. you can't really tell when they are done because they are brown to begin with. So err on the side of baking them a little less, at first.)

makes about 2 dozen, depending on the size

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