Christmas Cookies I

Christmas Cookies I

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"My husband grew up with this Christmas cookie. These cookies freeze well, and will keep a long time."
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servings 177 cals
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Original recipe yields 144 servings



  • Calories:
  • 177 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Boil molasses and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Let the syrup cool.
  2. Grind nuts, raisins, currants and citron, and blend together with the butter or lard in a large bowl. Add the cooled syrup. Mix in the spices, anise oil, eggs, salt, and the sour milk. Mix in soda and flour. Rest the dough in the refrigerator for several days.
  3. The dough can be rolled out and cut, or shaped into rolls and sliced. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.


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When I first looked at this recipe, I thought it was too complicated. But, they are delicious, and sort of an old-world taste. If they seem to daunting, try halving the recipe, but try them

I found these cookies time-consuming to make. My family didn't enjoy them at all.

This recipe was time consuming, but i found it worth it. If you like more of an "old fashion cookie" then i think you'll enjoy them too.

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