3/4 cup shortening 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 4 tablespoons molasses 2 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon ginger Cream shortening and sugar.…
Published January 08, 2008 by
Beat eggs lightly; add granulated sugar, salt, and flavoring; blend thoroughly. Place flour on board; cut in butter; add egg mixture. Knead until smooth ball is obtained. If dough is too soft, gradually add a little flour to make it firm but not hard. Set aside for 30 minutes. Then cut dough into 4 sections.
Roll on well floured board until wafer thin. Cut with pastry cutter into strips 6 inches long by ¾ inch wide. Tie in individual bow-knots. Fry bows about 3 minutes or until light brown in deep hot peanut oil. Drain on absorbent paper; cool; sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 6 to 7 dozen bow-knots. These are wonderful to put in cookie tins for holiday gift baskets.