Ammonia Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 96
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1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg
5 1/2 cups pastry flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons oil of lemon*
2 teaspoons ammonium carbonate*

Preparation / Directions:

* may be purchased in a drug store. Cream shortening and add sugar. Add egg and oil of lemon. Mix. Sift flour before measuring. Measure flour and sift with salt. Dissolve ammonium carbonatein a little of the milk. Add flour and liquid alternately mixing after each addition. Chill dough. Roll 1/4" thick. Cut in squares. Place on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle cookies lightly with sugar. Bake 12-15 mins. in a 375 oven. This recipe was adapted from a Five Roses Cookbook, ca. 1925. for inclusion in booklet to celebrate Canada's centennial in 1967. The booklet was called Centennial Kitchen Cookies, and was prepared by Josephine Peckham, who very kindly shared this recipe with m


Nutritional Information:

24 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (44% calories from fat); trace Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 2mg Cholesterol; 19mg Sodium

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