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Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts) Spice Cookies

Kate Kelly Hodsdon

  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 1 C shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 C sour milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C raisins

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and milk and beat well. Sift together flour, soda, salt, spices and stir into the batter. Beat well. Add raisins and mix until blended. Drop by tablespoonful of dough about three inches apart on baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. These are BIG cookies – just like the pilgrims used to eat!

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