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 Serving Size  : 72   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Honey
      1/2   c            Molasses
      3/4   c            Sugar, brown
    1                    Egg
    1       tb           Lemon juice
    1       t            Lemon rind -- grated
    2 3/4   c            Flour -- sifted
      1/2   ts           Baking soda
    1       t            Cinnamon, ground
    1       t            Cloves, ground
    1       t            Allspice, ground
    1       t            Nutmeg, ground
      1/3   c            Citron -- chopped
      1/3   c            Nuts -- chopped
                         -----GLAZING ICING-----
    1       c            Sugar
      1/2   c             -- Water
      1/4   c            Sugar, confectioners
 
   Mix the honey and molasses; bring to a boil.  Remove
   from the heat and cool thoroughly.  Stir in the brown
   sugar, egg, lemon juice, and lemon rind.  Sift
   together the flour, baking soda, and spices.  Stir
   into the honey-molasses mixture.  Mix in the citron
   and nuts.  Chill the dough overnight.  Roll a small
   amount at a time, keeping the rest chilled. Roll out
   to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into oblongs 1 1/2 x 2
   1/2 inches. Place about 1 inch apart on a greased
   baking sheet. Bake in a 400 F (moderate/ hot) oven for
   10 to 12 minutes until, when touched lightly, no
   imprint remains. While the cookies bake, make the
   Glazing Icing.  Boil together the sugar and water
   until the first indication of a thread appears (230F).
   Remove from the heat.  Stir in the confectioners'
   sugar.  Brush the hot icing thinly over the cookies.
   (When the icing gets sugary, reheat slightly, adding a
   little water until clear again.)
   
                                 -- Betty Crocker’s
   Picture Cook Book
  
 
 
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