Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is a recipe my Mom and Gramma used, and comes from an old Mennonite cookbook, and yields TONS of delicious cookies for sharing among friends, family, work or the kids' school. **The bake time you select will determine softness, so if you like a softer cookie, do NOT over bake this recipe! ***This cookie recipe is extremely rich and perhaps not diet-friendly, so definitely best used as a holiday treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix sugar and all wet ingredients in one bowl, and all other dry ingredients in another (so that spices, soda, flour are well blended); then combine the two.
  3. If desired, refrigerate dough for a couple of hours or overnight, to allow for easier handling, but this is not necessary.
  4. Roll into 1" balls, dip in sugar (optional!), and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Most Helpful

I have only put the mix together and it smells heavenly! I can't wait to see how they turn out! Ok later...1st batch is YUMMMY soft (so if you want thin crisp this is not for you) and deeeelishus! Perfect at 9 mins (dunno how accurate my oven is)

mariaedge67 December 23, 2009