ARTERY CLOGGER- Boston Brown Cookies w Bacon Grease

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Assistant Cook
Dec 26, 2003
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.


Chef Extraordinaire
Feb 21, 2002
North Carolina
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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