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Amish Cookies

Makes 7-1/2 dozen cookiesPennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.com

Prep Time: 10 min.
Baking Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2  cups sugar

  • 1-1/8  cups shortening

  •       3  eggs

  •    2/3  cup dark molasses

  •       1  cup sour milk

  • 6-1/2  cups flour

  •       2  Tablespoon baking powder

  •       3  Tablespoons cinnamon

  •       2  Tablespoons baking soda

  • 1-1/2  teaspoon nutmeg

  •       2  cups oatmeal

  •       1  cup raisins

  •    3/4  cup chopped peanuts or walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. and grease cookie sheets.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening.  Add eggs and beat well.

  2. Add milk and molasses alternately with sifted flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg.

  3. Add oatmeal, raisins, and nuts and mix with hands.  With a rounded teaspoon, drop dough on prepared baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Alan's Kitchen Tip: 

  • 1 - Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup.

Pennsylvania Dutch Did You Know?
The first major emigration of Germans to America resulted in the founding of the Borough of Germantown in northwest Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1683-1685.

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