12 Days of Cookies – Lumberjack cookies

I can’t believe it but December is already upon us. It’s time for holiday cookie baking. I’ve decided to join in the 12 Days of Cookies blogging event. It’s not a formal event, Nina just invited anyone who wanted to join in. She is doing a cookie a day. I can’t keep up with that pace (and I’m getting a late start), but I do plan on baking 12 different kinds of cookies before the end of December. The 12 cookie recipes I’ve picked feature some family favorites as well as some new ones. Most food websites have their own lists of holiday cookies right now. Definitely check them out for inspiration.

For the first cookie, I decided to make hubby’s favorite holiday cookie. Lumberjacks. I have no idea why they’re called lumberjacks but he loves them. I don’t doubt that he’d eat the entire batch if I had let him. He wanted to help out today so he offered to take the pictures. Not bad for his first food photo shoot. Nice work Hubby!

Lumberjack Cookies – from my Mother in Law – makes 4-5 dozen
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup dark molasses
2 eggs
4 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger – I couldn’t find our ginger, so I used nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350. Cream sugar & shortening.

Add molasses and unbeaten eggs. Mix well.

Sift together the dry ingredients and stir into the wet.

Put 1/4 c. sugar in a small bowl. Pinch off a ball of dough and roll
into shape/size of a walnut, roll in sugar.

Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 350 for 12-15 min. I used a cookie scoop and got 5 dozen cookies.

You can also put these onto the cookie sheet and freeze to be baked later.

I’m submitting into Joelen’s Cookie Swap Adventure. Check out her blog for all the details.

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7 Responses to “Operation Baking Gals – Round 17 Is Open for Registration!”

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    Jes — February 17, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Yay, this is my 1st time participating and since I found out about this wonderful project from you, it’s only fitting I join your team! Go Team =)

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    Memória — February 17, 2010 at 4:49 am

    What a cool project! Awesome.

    May I ask a question? Why is it called “Operation Baking GALS”?

  3. #
    Jen — February 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Memoria – GALS stands for Give A Little Support

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    Julie — February 18, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I just signed up on your team! Very excited, this is my first time…glad to be able to do a little something for the troops.

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    Mrs. B — February 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I just signed up to join your team. Really excited to do something to say thank you to our troops!

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    Baking Away — February 18, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I’m waiting on approval and will hopefully be able to join your team! I’ve been meaning to join for months. Can’t believe it’s taken me so long.

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    Carly — February 20, 2010 at 2:26 am

    I’m waiting on approval for registration too! It’s been a few days. I’m excited though!

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