posted by Becky 01-22-100 6:56 PM
source 1942 Farmer's Magazine
1 cup lard, melted
1 cup molasses
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
2 eggs beaten
4 1/2 cups sifted flour
3 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
Combine the sifted flour, baking soda and salt. Sift together three more times - very important.
Melt lard and cool until only warm; add molasses and lemon extract. Add beaten eggs and stir until mixture is blended. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix well.
Chill dough thoroughly - dough is very soft and must be chilled before it can be handled.
Preheat to 375°.
Roll dough to about 1/8 inch thick, cut and bake on greased cookie sheet for 12 to 15 minutes.
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