Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 10 mins

From 1930s handwritten cookbook Nelegh Ne. Has applebutter in these cookies. Cookies are crisp but get soft if stored 2 days is in a hand written note. Dough is chilled.


  1. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger together.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add apple butter; add molasses; blend.
  5. Add dry ingredients; mix.
  6. Chill dough for 2 hours or more.
  7. Roll as thin as possible.
  8. Cut into large cookies.
  9. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake in moderate oven, 375 degrees Fahrenheit, for 10 minutes.