Here are more favorite recipe from Great-Grandmother and Grandmother’s Recipe Book.
Mix 1 pint of lard and 2 ½ cups of sugar until it is a cream mixture.
Add 2 beaten eggs and 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 ounce of *baking ammonia.
Add **5 cents worth of Oil of Lemon and enough flour to make a stiff dough.
Knead well and roll thin and cut into squares or diamond shapes.
Lay on butter tins and bake in a quick oven.
*Baking Ammonia was used before baking powder and baking soda as a rising agent and it was made from Deer horns.
** 5 cents worth of Oil of Lemon---The term 5 cents has to be the amount Oil of Lemon they could buy for a nickel. If anyone knows any different please advise me. Thanks.
She had an old picture glued above the faded recipe that I will use. I hope they enjoyed these cookies as she has three stars by the recipe.
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