Sweet maple recipes from the Herring family

By Shirley Herring


2-1/4 c.            flour

1 c.             packed brown sugar

¾ c.            shortening or cooking oil

¼ c.            maple syrup

1            egg

1 t.            baking soda

1 t.            ground ginger

1 t.            ground cinnamon

½ t.            ground cloves

¼ c.            sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine about half of the flour, the brown sugar, shortening, maple syrup, egg, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Beat with electric mixer on medium to high speed until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour.

Shape dough into one-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in a 375-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until set and tops are cracked.

Cool cookies on a wire rake.

Makes about 48.


Baked Beans

9            slices of bacon

1-1/2 c.            chopped onion

80-oz. can            pork and beans in tomato sauce

¾ c.            maple syrup

2 T.            mustard

1 t.            Worcestershire sauce

In skillet, cook bacon until crisp or use precooked bacon and cook in microwave as directed on package. Crumble bacon.

Combine all ingredients and pour into 9×13-inch casserole dish and an additional medium casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or more to encourage desired consistency. Service 20.

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