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 25 is Open for Registration”

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    teresacooks — October 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    My kids and I are going to join you! This is really cool!

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    Elizabeth — October 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I joined a few weeks ago after reading one of your old posts about this. Your team wasn’t formed yet so I picked a different one. Maybe next month! I am so excited for this! GREAT idea!

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    theblogisthenewblack — October 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I LOVE this idea. I’m going to look into this!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 25, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I am seriously impressed with how much time you give to others and share your love of baking with those who need it most!

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    DaniD — October 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    YAY! I’m glad you’re back to doing teams…but I wish I had known earlier 🙁 already picked! Next time I’ll wait it out for you.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I joined 🙂

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    teresacooks — November 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    We finally got our package done! Here’s a link to what I wrote about it: My 8 year old did the whole thing.

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