Saturday, December 5, 2009


1 1/2 Cups sugar
1/2 cup butter (Dad uses margarine)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup black walnuts (recipe called for slivered almonds but my Mimi wrote she liked black walnuts better and used those)
1/2 cup citron chopped fine
4 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon

Heat sugar, butter, honey & molasses until sugar dissolves
cool to room temp
stir in eggs, nuts, citron, sift remaining ingredients together.
stir into molasses mixture

chill overnight

divide dough in half and roll out on lightly floured surface about 1/4 inch thick
cut into strips about 2 inches wide bake on greased cookie sheet in moderate oven, 375 degrees about 10 minutes while warm brush with a clear sugar glaze.

I just called Dad and he said he does not use the sugar glaze after baking but that his mother did, he said he just never cared for the glaze, it is more a plain donut guy too, so it is just up to you.

Said baking time could be maybe a minute or two more, but to be very careful, because they do set up quickly and get hard. Might be best to start at 10 minutes and go from there.

by: Karen

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