Monday, June 29, 2009


Ok, I tried Smilebox for recipe templates, which I loved. I even posted the recipe on here, until I found out that you can't print it. Actually you can, but I'm too cheap to pay for the service, so I'll just post it on here where you can copy and paste it and print it for free. It won't look nearly as cute as that template, oh well. I got this recipe from my sister-in-law Shannon.

Brer Rabbit Cookies
2 c melted shortening 1 1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 c canola oil 1 tsp ginger
3 c sugar, plus extra 2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c dark molasses 1 tsp salt
3 eggs 5 c flour
6 tsp baking soda 1 c whole wheat flour

Mix shortening, oil, sugar, and molasses until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until each is incorporated. Add soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and flours, mixing until just combined.
Chill dough for an hour or two.
Roll into small balls and roll in sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. For a crispy cookie, bake 10-12 minutes.

Notes: This recipe makes a lot of cookies (the cookies fill more than 2 gallon sized zipper bags). The dough freezes well if you would like to only bake half of the batch. Although the title of the recipe is Brer Rabbit Cookies, I prefer Grandma's Molasses to Brer Rabbit.