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I’m a Lumberjack and I’m Better Than Ok!

Submitted by: prvrbs31gal on December 21, 2011
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I'm a Lumberjack and I'm Better Than Ok!

I grew up in Massachusetts, a couple towns over from Sturbridge, home of the famous Old Sturbridge Village. For those of you not familiar with it, it is a living history museum much like Williamsburg or Old World Wisconsin. It is one of my favorite places to be, …

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I grew up in Massachusetts, a couple towns over from Sturbridge, home of the famous Old Sturbridge Village. For those of you not familiar with it, it is a living history museum much like Williamsburg or Old World Wisconsin. It is one of my favorite places to be, and also where my husband and I went on our very first date. During our annual visit home this summer, I was pleased to discover that my kids also love it!


Decades ago, my grandmother started making the molasses cookies that the Village Bakery sold. The recipe for these Lumberjack Cookies was published in an OSV cookbook that I would love to get my hands on! Anyway, long story short, my mother made them while we were growing up and now I’m making them. It wouldn’t be fall or Christmas without these wonderful cookies that instantly bring me back home.

How to make Old Sturbridge Village Lumberjack Cookies: Printable

First, gather your ingredients (and pardon the construction zone. One of these days I’ll have new counters and a new backsplash!)

1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening, melted *
2 eggs
1 cup dark molasses
4 cups flour
1 tso baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon


* I am trying to stay away from hydrogenated fat, so I use Earth Balance’s natural shortening.

Cream together the sugar, shortening, eggs, and molasses. I use a glass measuring cup to melt the shortening, and then I use that same cup for the molasses. It just pours right out.

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Dump in the dry ingredients and mix well.

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Your dough should look like this.

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Scoop out a walnut-sized piece and roll in sugar.

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Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

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Enjoy!

prvrbs31gal blogs at Homesteading on the Homefront.

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  1. 12-21
    1:02
    pm

    I see the Sturbridge Cookbook fairly often (I’m in N New England). My previous landlord has the A Taste of Sturbridge Cookbook. It’s $3 plus postage.

    Bookstore info:
    Homestead Bookshop, Marlboro, NH
    603-876-4213
    take visa, mc, amex, discover

    I know this isn’t the cookbook you actually wanted, but it’s a step in the right direction, ‘eh? The bookstore will hold it for you until tomorrow.

    Just tell them you’re the person Judith called for about the Sturbridge cookbook. If you call today, Hazel will probably answer the phone. I don’t know who’s working tomorrow.

    Judi

  2. 12-21
    2:23
    pm

    There are 5 different people on E-Bay that have the Old Sturbridge Village cookbook for sale…however, it is the 2009 edition, but seems to have the same recipes in it, just a new cover. Is this the one you’re looking for?

  3. 12-21
    2:41
    pm

    They sell it at the OSV gift shop, too… but I’d really like an old copy. I know they have the same recipes, but I just like old things 🙂

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