Gram’s Spice Cookies

With cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Hrm. There’s an Agnes Betzler in Minnesota in the 1940 census, which would be the second connection to the middle of Minnesota for this box. I’m not sure enough of this one to include the documents, but I’ll keep it in mind going forward.

From a box sold in Christine, North Dakota.

Gram’s Spice Cookies

4 cups sifted reg. flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 cup margarine
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup dried currants or cut up raisins

[1 Tbsp. milk]

Sift flour and spices together together together onto paper. In large bowl, beat margarine with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs until well blended. With mixer at low speed, beat in 1 Tbsp. of milk, then flour mixture. Stir in currants.

Shape dough into ball; wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate until cold.

When dough is cold, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough as thin as possible on floured board; sprinkle with sugar. Cut dough into diamonds with pastry wheel or knife. Bake about 9 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool. Store, loosely covered. These cookies keep a long time.

Recipe from: Aggie Betzler

Makes: About 10 doz.

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