MAMA'S LITTLE BABY LOVES SHORT'NIN' BREAD (SALLYE)

Mama's Little Baby Loves Short'nin' Bread (sallye) Recipe

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@grandedame

Everybody loves Mama's Shortening Bread. This is an authentic Southern comfort food for taking your taste buds down memory lane.

Enjoy

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Serves:
Yield 3-4 dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    feshly packed brown sugar
  • 4 c
    sifted flour
  • 1 lb
    real butter

How to Make MAMA'S LITTLE BABY LOVES SHORT'NIN' BREAD (SALLYE)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325º F.

    Set out 2 large cookie sheets

    Lay butter out to soften

    Cut 2 large pieces of parchment and have ready to place on the counter
  2. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl

    Press the brown sugar through a sieve into the bowl with flour. This will remove lumps.

    Blend thoroughly with whisk or wooden spoon.
  3. NOTE: TO MAKE PECAN SANDIES, JUST ADD 1 CUP FINELY MINCED PECANS TO THE FLOUR/SUGAR MIX BEFORE YOU ADD THE BUTTER.
  4. Add softened butter to flour/sugar mixture and blend with wooden spoon until you have a smooth dough

    Lightly flour the parchment paper and turn dough out on to it.

    Lay another piece of slightly floured parchment paper over the top of the dough.

    Gently press with hands to smooth out the dough into a rectangle about 1/4 to 1/2" thick.

    Note: If desired, for easier handling, you can put dough in fridge to chill for about 30 minutes before turning out onto paper.
  5. When dough is pressed out smooth and even, you can cut pieces with a biscuit cutter or use your holiday/fun cookie cutters to make special shapes.

    Lay each piece on a cookie sheet about 1" apart.
  6. Place in preheated oven and cook for about 25 minutes, until delicately browned.

    Remove pans from oven and leave cookies on cookie sheets for about 5-10 minutes to cool and firm up.

    You can then transfer them to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before placing in a storage container.

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About MAMA'S LITTLE BABY LOVES SHORT'NIN' BREAD (SALLYE)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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