Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  5. 1 cup shortening, melted and cooled slightly

  6. 2 cups packed brown sugar

  7. 2 eggs

  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside. Beat together in a large bowl the melted shortening and the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Shape dough into a log measuring 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap log in waxed paper or foil and chill for 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets. Slice log into slices 1/4 inch thick. Place slices 1 inch apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly colored. Cool on wire racks.


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