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Old 12-29-2003, 02:43 PM   #1
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ARTERY CLOGGER- Boston Brown Cookies w Bacon Grease

My grandmother adapted this recipe to save butter during the depression- our family prefers it to the original recipe

Take 1/2 package raisins, boil for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

1-1/2 c sugar
1 c bacon grease (unmelted from the refrigerator)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Mapleine (McCormick still makes this but you may have to hunt for it)

Cream above together(not the raisins) in a large bowl. Stir in 3 beaten eggs.

Put 1 Tbs water into a cup. Add 1 Tbs vinegar. Holding the cup over the creamed mixture, add 1 tsp soda to the vinegar/water. Let foam over the mixture, pur any remaining liquid into the bowl. Mix well.

Sift together
3 c flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice

Add to bowl with the raisins which have been dusted with 1/4 cup flour. Mix well. Chill the dough in refrigerator until firm.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for around 15 minutes.


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Old 12-29-2003, 02:52 PM   #2
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Oh my - I think artery clogger is right! LOL But a very interesting recipe for sure and quite resourceful of your grandmother.

What is Mapleine? I've never heard of it.


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I hadn't heard of it either, it's imitation maple flavour. According to the box one 2 oz bottle makes 24 pints of syrup! I found it on this very interesting site, full of things I've never come across.


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