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Irish Yule Cookies

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Ingredients

2 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine

Instructions

Combine the sifted cake flour with the cinnamon and salt, nutmeg, ginger and pepper. Stir gently to mix well. Combine dark molasses, dark brown sugar and butter or margarine. Add to flour mixture and mix well. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour. Using 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll out 1/8-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 1-1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove to wire rack and cool. Makes about 8 dozen cookies.

Mary Kastor
Moline



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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