Recipe By Anonymous
Published Aug 30th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 12 dozen Calories 176.7

My husband grew up with this Christmas cookie. These cookies freeze well, and will keep a long time.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups molasses
  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons anise oil
  • 3 cups dried currants
  • 2 cups sour milk
  • 6 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups walnut halves
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups raisins
  • 1 (8 ounce) package candied citron peel
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 16 cups all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Boil molasses and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Let the syrup cool.
  2. 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. 3 The dough can be rolled out and cut, or shaped into rolls and sliced. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  4. 4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 176.7
  • Carbohydrate 32.2 g
  • Cholesterol 12.1 mg
  • Fat 4.8 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Sodium 73.2 mg
  • Sugar 17.5 g


  1. needs work! try it if you want to but trust me your not going to like it
  2. 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.
  3. I found these cookies time-consuming to make. My family didn't enjoy them at all.
  4. 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

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