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This is my great-grandmother’s recipe, which I obtained by watching my grandmother (who turned 90 this year!) make them. Her version is more quaint than my own, being baked in a wood-heated oven and full of measurements such as “a pinch“, “enough to keep if from being sticky, but not enough to make it dry”, and other such specifics. šŸ˜‰

It took a fair amount of experimentation to get the oven temp and timing right — my grandmother varied this based on her best guess at the wood oven’s temperature on any given baking day — but it’s well worth the effort. This makes a fairly large batch and they keep very well for a long period in an air-tight container.

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If you are like me, you like traditional cookie recipes that make a huge batch — the kind of cookies that only get better the longer they manage to stay in the cookie tin.

This recipe requires your largest bowl — something I love, as it’s the perfect excuse to get out the gigantic old stoneware mixing bowl that belonged to an elderly neighbour when I was a child. It makes up to 7 dozen cookies that only get moister and chewier the longer they last.

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