Lipp Cookies Recipe

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Lipp Cookies

Liz Waldrip

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@zilla1255

After every Thanksgiving, I remember my Dad, with help from Mom and us kids, making these cookies, along with all the other goodies we made to give out to all our neighbors and friends. It takes 24 hours to make the dough and refrigerate it so that the cookies come out just right. The cookies are well worth the time. It's as close to fruit cake as I think I've ever come...


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Serves:

makes 36 dozen

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 qt
molasses
2 lb
brown sugar
1 1/4 lb
shortening (lard works best)
2 lb
raisins
1 lb
figs
1 lb
dates, chopped
1 qt
nuts (black walnut, pecan, usually, but any nut would work) coarsely chopped
4 Tbsp
ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp
baking poder
2 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1 c
sour cream
1/4 c
baking oda dissolved in hot water
3
eggs, room temperature
12 oz
bag each of lemon and orange gum drops

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream together sugar & shortening. Add eggs.
2
Sift dry ingredients all together, add nuts, raisins, dates, figs and gum drops.
3
Work in flour enough for a stiff dough (usually 7 lbs) let stand in Refrig. overnight.
4
Remove from Refrig., form in balls and bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.
5
Can be made 3 to 4 weeks before used.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies