Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Paul Bunyon Cookies

Who is Paul Bunyon?

He  is a giant lumberjack in American folklore. He is accompanied by a Blue ox named Babe. His tall tales originated amoung the North American Loggers. He was later popularized by a writer named William Laughead in a 1916 pamplet for the Red River Lumber Company.

As the character is large in size, so are these cookies!

1-1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar.
1/2 cup dark mollases
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dark raisins
1 12 oz pkg of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal.

  • Preheat oven to 350 ◦ 
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Combine and set aside: Flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, salt and cinnamon.
  • Cream the vegetable shortening  and granulated sugar and beat until fluffy.
  • Add the dark mollases and eggs.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, to the shortening mixuture, beat well after each addition.
  • Add oatmeal.
  • fold in the walnuts, raisins and chocolate chips
  • Use a 2" Ice cream scoop for measuring the cookie batter
  • Dropped onto cookie sheet about 3" apart.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • Allow to cool abit before transfring to a wire rack

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