Ammonia Cookies

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Heli Baker

This recipe works well. store these large cookies in a closed container. (Caution, when opening the container the aroma WILL clear your sinuses). It comes right out of the Mennonite Cookbook (Altona Women"s Institute Cookbook). A typical cookie is large and very thick and should look white not browned. With a bit of a fluffy texture.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 cup light cream
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 6 34 cups flour
  • 14 cup baking ammonia


  1. Grease cookie sheet lightly.
  2. Cream Shortening and Sugar, add Cream, Milk and Peppermint Extract.
  3. Sift Flour and Baking Amonia together; add gradually to mixture.
  4. Roll out dough on a well floured surface about 1/2" thick max. and cut outwith a 1 1/2 - 2" cookie cutter.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 10 - 15 minute.

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