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    Praline Cookies:
    Makes 8 dozen

    2/3 c.soft shortening,plus more for greasing the pans
    1&3/4 c.all-purpose flour,plus more for dusting the pans
    1 c.sugar
    1/2 c.mild molasses
    2 eggs
    1/2 tsp.vanilla
    1 tsp.burnt sugar flavoring
    1/2 tsp.baking soda
    1/4 tsp.ground mace
    1/4 tsp.salt
    1&1/2-2 c.chopped pecans

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Grease 2 baking sheets w/shortening,dust lightly w/flour,set aside.

    In a saucepan over low heat,slowly melt the shortening.Remove from the heat & let cool.Transfer the melted shortening to a large bowl.Add the sugar & molasses,stir well.Add the eggs,vanilla & burnt sugar flavoring,mix well.

    In a large bowl,sift together the flour,baking soda,mace & salt,add to the molasses mixture,mixing well.Stir in the nuts.

    Drop by scant teaspoonsful onto the prepared baking sheets,2" apart.Bake for 8-10 minutes,till golden brown.Immediately transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
    Last edited by D'sMom; 12-26-2015, 10:17 PM.