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Old Fashioned Lace Cookies

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  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Nutmeg 1 Dash
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sorghum 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), colored molasses (colored molasses or other light)
  Lemon extract 1 Teaspoon

Sift flour, measure, and resift 3 times with spices, salt, soda and baking powder.
Melt butter with sugar and molasses over boiling water and remove from heat.
Add dry ingredients and lemon extract and beat until smooth; let stand over hot water for 5 minutes.
Drop by half teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet, 3 inches apart.
Bake in a moderately slow oven (325° F.) for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool for 2 or 3 minutes before removing from pan to cake rack with a spatula.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
The cookies are quite pliable when warm and can be shaped with the hands into cups or ruffles, or rolled into cones around the handle of a wooden mixing spoon.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2014 Calories from Fat 848

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 97 g148.9%

Saturated Fat 58.8 g294.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 241.9 mg80.6%

Sodium 1501 mg62.5%

Total Carbohydrates 276 g92%

Dietary Fiber 12.2 g48.6%

Sugars 102.4 g

Protein 25 g50.2%

Vitamin A 56.5% Vitamin C 0.33%

Calcium 40.1% Iron 61.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Old Fashioned Lace Cookies Recipe