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Shoo-Fly Cookies

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Molasses
  • 1/4 c Light corn syrup
  • 1 pn Of Salt
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1 c Boiling water
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 3/4 c Butter, softened
  • 1 c Brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c All purpose flour
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Grated nutmeg


Pastry for a 2 crust 9 inch pie

Shoo-fly pies are not made here (Indiana) as commonly as in Pennsylvania.
However, this cookie recipe is a wonderful substitute. It is like a tender
gingerbread in a pastry crust, with a thin, subtle layer of molasses
pudding on th bottom.

Line a 2 quart rectangular glass baking dish with pastry, crimping the
dough well at the top and over the sidesyou do not want it to slip during
baking. With a food processor or mixer, combine the crumb ingredients;
reserve. Preheat the oven to 325 F. In a medium bowl, combine the
molasses, corn syrup, salt, baking soda, and boiling water. Pour 1/2 cup of
the liquid into the pie shell and sprinkle with one-third of the crumb
mixture. Repeat twice, ending with crumbs. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Watch carefully in the beginning, and if crust begins to slip down, pat it
back up with a knife. The top will be golden. Let cool and cut into 1-1/2
inch squares. NOTE: If you really like molasses, use less corn syrup and
increase the molasses.

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