Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  3. 1 tablespoon baking powder

  4. 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  5. 1/2 teaspoon cloves

  6. 1 cup lard

  7. 1 2/3 cups sugar

  8. 3 eggs

  9. 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : Makes 4 dozen 1. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves; set aside.

  2. Cream together lard and sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Add 1 cup sifted ingredients to creamed mixture; stir in milk.

  4. Add remaining sifted ingredients.

  5. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured board; cut out cookies and sprinkle with additional sugar.

  6. Place on greased cookie sheets; bake in preheated 400 F. oven 8 to 10 minutes. NOTE: Can be the beginning of a host of cookie types: fruit, nuts, colored sugar, etc. Buying cookie cutters in different sizes and shapes is a wise investment. Cookie baking with the small fry is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon!


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