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Boston Cookies From a 1896 Cookbook

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Category: Desserts, Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Bitter
  • 3 Eggs well beaten
  • 2 ts Hot water
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 3 1/4 c Flour
  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 c Currants or raisins


Preheat oven 350 F

Cream butter, add sugar and eggs gradually and add soda dissolved in water,
and one half of flour mixed and sifted with salt and cinnamon. Add nuts,
raisins, or currants and remaining flour. Drop by spoonfuls one inch apart
on buttered cookie sheet. Bake in moderate oven -350 F 15-20 min. note: I
would suggest cookies are checked after 8 minutes of baking to prevent

Submitted by Marina Cheesman source antique cookbook

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