Recipe Box

Aunt Sallys June 5, 2007

Filed under: cookies, bars and candies — bonny @ 7:10 pm

These were my favorite cookies when I was growing up. I don’t know if it was the actual cookie or the name that I liked best – probably both.

 1 c sugar

2 c Crisco

2 egg yolks

12 c molasses

5 1/2 c flour

2 tsp cream of tartar

4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp salt

1 T cinnamon

1 T ginger

1 c sour milk


1 1/2 c sugar

1/2 tsp white vinegar

1/2 c water

18 large marshmallows

2 egg whites

1 1/2 c powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream 1 c sugar and Crisco.  Stir in yolks and molasses.  Combine the dry ingredients,  stir them, and the sour milk, into the molasses mixture.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

On lightly floured surface, roll dough and cut out 1/2 inch thick cookies with a floured (empty and cleaned) Spam can.  Place one inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 8 – 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks.

Combine 1 1/2 c sugar, vinegar, water and marhmallows.  mix well and place over a pot of simmering water.  When the marshmallows have melted, stir in the egg whites.  Remove from heat and beat w electric mixer for 6 minutes.  Stir in the vanilla and powdered sugar until well blended. Frost cooled cookies.


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