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"This recipe took a blue ribbon award at the Iowa State Fair 4-H Division in 1976." (A thick, sweet syrup, sorghum is extracted from the stalks of the cereal grass. It may be called sorghum molasses, sorghum syrup or just sorghum, according to Sharon Tyler Herbst in "Food Lover's Companion.")

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups shortening
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sorghum
5 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger

Instructions

Mix shortening, brown sugar, eggs and sorghum. Sift dry ingredients and add to sorghum mixture. Chill dough. Roll dough in balls. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes. Makes more than 100 cookies.

B.D. of Cambridge



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